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Giant endangered tortoises released on Pinta Island, Galapagos

Quito – Officials of the Galápagos National Park announced the release of 39 giant tortoises on Pinta Island in the Ecuadorian Galápagos archipelago where the animals had disappeared since 1972. According to the agency, the relocation of these endangered reptiles, … Continue reading

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Galapagos Islands – Mosquito threat to giant tortoise

  By Matt McGrath Science reporter, BBC News (Go To Source)   The famous Galapagos giant tortoises could be at serious risk from mosquitoes that have developed a taste for reptile blood, experts have warned. Scientists say increased tourism means … Continue reading

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Galapagos Tortoises…..by “Dutchbaby”

  A real treat, beautiful fotos and text, well done (RHT)…. Go to Source at “Dutchbaby” and keep reading and enjoyint the trip….

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The Gentle Giants of Galapagos  By Leonor Stjepic Executive Director, Galapagos Conservation Trust, 5 Derby Street, London W1J 7AB Presented to the BCG Symposium at the Open University, Milton Keynes, 19th March 2005

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