Category Archives: Environment Conservation

Galapagos Preservation Society

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The Galapagos K-9 Police Unit Detects Wildlife Crime

Source…Sea Shepherd News En Español The K-9 unit of the Ecuadorian Environmental Police recently prevented an illegal exportation of two marine iguanas, an emblematic species of the Galapagos archipelago that has been protected since 1959. On September 30, 2010, the … Continue reading

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Galapagos Islands Environment Controversy

Portions translated from El Universal The decision to remove Galapagos Islands from UNESCO’s endangered list has created a controversy with other environmental organizations concerned about the well being of the island’s ecosystem. Yesterday, the International Union for Conservation of Nature … Continue reading

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Ecuador : Cash for Environmental Proteccion

After years of news about the Chevron case and the recent nationalization of oil in Ecuador,finally some positive news from Quito in regards to environmental protection of the Amazon Rainforest. Over the weekend the Ecuadorian government announced that it would … Continue reading

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Galapagos removed from UNESCO endangered list

BRASILIA, Brazil — The Galapagos Islands have been removed from the UNESCO list of sites endangered by environmental threats or overuse. The island chain, about 620 miles (1,000 kms) off Ecuador’s coast, is home to unique animal species that inspired … Continue reading

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WHALES: FINAL PUSH TO STOP THE HUNT

Your signature is important! Thank you. Rene Heyer Right now, the International Whaling Commission is meeting in Agadir, Morocco to vote on a proposal that would legalize commercial whale hunting for the first time since 1986. The global public is … Continue reading

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BU Abroad: Finding the Galapagos (Must-See Video)

Source : BU Abroad.  A must to check the short video in the original text or in (YouTube) where Jaclyn Aliperti (CAS´10) explains why the Galapagos Islands are every naturalist´s must-see. Congratulations, Well Done! Rene A visit to the islands … Continue reading

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Galapagos : Hydrokinetic Energy for Electric Power Production

Source MSR… How Hydrokinetic Energy Works Waves crashing on the beach and rivers rushing through a sloping valley are forces of nature. The power of moving water is obvious to anyone who has stood amidst breaking waves or struggled to … Continue reading

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Postcard from The Galapagos…

By Stephan Küffner Source : Time Hikers admire the view from the Caldera Rim of the Chico Volcano, Sierra Negra, Isabela Island January 2009. Juan Carlos Munoz / NPL If you roam Isabela, the largest of Ecuador’s fabled Galápagos Islands, … Continue reading

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Galapagos in danger…(well written and so true…RH

By John Herzfeld…Go To Source… John Herzfeld, a teacher at Louisville Collegiate School, returned in December from studying in the Galpagos I was snorkeling in 15 feet of cool ocean water, pursuing a parrotfish, when instinct made me turn my … Continue reading

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