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A Conservationist’s Dream Honeymoon in the Galapagos

A Conservationist’s Dream Honeymoon in the Galapagos

WWF November 12, 2014 0

By Rachel Kramer, Program Officer, Wildlife Conservation and TRAFFIC My husband and I are scientists. We are fascinated by species and their habitats. When it came to selecting a place for our honeymoon, the Galapagos Islands—visited

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Giant Galápagos Tortoise Makes a Movie

Giant Galápagos Tortoise Makes a Movie

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 19, 2012 2

The passing of Lonesome George last month was a sobering event for the whole world. With him went the last of his kind, the giant Galápagos Pinta tortoise. To the many of you who

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Lonesome George, I Will Miss You

Lonesome George, I Will Miss You

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 26, 2012 35

Lonesome George died this past Sunday morning. His caretaker, Fausto Llerena, found the giant tortoise’s remains stretched out in his corral, facing his watering hole, at the Charles Darwin Research Station (CDRS) in Puerto

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Ten Things the Galapagos Islands Taught Me

Ten Things the Galapagos Islands Taught Me

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 12, 2012 17

If you’re a parent, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, grandparent or friend, you probably know someone who was part of Graduation 2012. And at this time of year, young, degree-holding students are being bombarded with

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The Galapagos Islands: An “Opposite” Trip

The Galapagos Islands: An “Opposite” Trip

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 24, 2012 7

Now, about the middle of January, is the time when I start to dream about the places I’d like to visit. The snow and cold have gotten a good foothold here in the Midwest,

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Scientists Discover ‘Extinct’ Galapagos Tortoise

Scientists Discover ‘Extinct’ Galapagos Tortoise

Wendy Redal January 12, 2012 2

Wow, this is exciting news from the conservation world!  A Galapagos tortoise species thought to be extinct for 150 years has been discovered through DNA analysis by a team of researchers from Yale University. Matt

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