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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 Penguins and Global Warming = Extinction

The Global Climate change has been a hot topic since the release of Al Gore’s movie An Inconvenient Truth.  Debates have swirled regarding the cause, yet it is undeniable that weather patterns have changed and we are seeing more extreme weather – both Japan … Continue reading

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Costa Rica fishing boat stopped in Galapagos

The Ecuadorian navy has seized  the Rosa I Costa Rican fishing boat with a cargo of shark meat in the Galapagos Islands.  The Rosa I was stopped about 104 nautical miles northwest of Darwin Island with 75 pieces of shark … Continue reading

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Galapagos : Tour operator’s failings led to diver’s death

Source : Kent News UK An experienced diver lost her life on a dream trip to the Galapagos Islands after a series of basic failures by tour organisers, a coroner has ruled. Gillingham-born Donna Newton, 40, died after running into difficulties … 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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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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UNESCO Touts Galapagos Environmental Progress, Warns of Risks…

QUITO – The UNESCO mission that has been monitoring Ecuador’s Galapagos archipelago spoke of progress in the islands’ conservation and improved living conditions for its population, but also warned of possible risks from tourism and the current change of government … Continue reading

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Ecuador Limits a 2-Legged Species to Protect Galápagos

By SIMON ROMERO Published: October 4, 2009 Go To Source…nytimes.com PUERTO AYORA, Galápagos Islands — The mounds of reeking garbage on the edge of this settlement 600 miles off Ecuador’s Pacific coast are proof that one species is thriving on … Continue reading

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How Safe and Effective Are Sunscreens?…Important to consider when visiting Galapagos

Environmental Working Group Sees Improvements, but Still Gives Industry Low Marks By Kathleen Doheny WebMD Health News Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD July 2, 2009 — Sunscreens are improving, but three of five brand-name products either don’t protect the skin … Continue reading

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