Explore the Galapagos Islands from the comfort of home with Google Street View
Google has taken its Street View to the Galapagos Islands, capturing both their beautiful biodiversity and the threats they face.
Galapagos tortoise ‘Lonesome George’ may have company
DNA analysis revealed 17 hybrid tortoises that can trace ancestry to Lonesome George’s species, the Chelonoidis abingdoni.
Galapagos to poison 180 million rats
Invasive black rats threaten the endangered wildlife of the Galapagos Islands.
Giant tortoise Lonesome George dies
The only remaining Pinta Island giant tortoise in the world passed away on Sunday with no known offspring.
Galapagos tortoise thought to be extinct reappears
Researchers ‘found’ the lost species by analyzing the genome of a closely related species, Chelonoidis becki, which lives on Isabela Island, the largest of the Galápagos Islands in the Pacific Ocean.
Remote Antarctic island is ‘richer in biodiversity than the Galapagos’
Once believed to be an ‘inhospitable lump of rock,’ South Georgia Island is now thought to harbor more biodiversity than the wildlife-rich Galapagos.