News archive for 2013

  • Galapagos Matters | November 30th, 2013

    The latest Galapagos Matters can be found here

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  • Flightless cormorant found only in Galapagos is under threat | November 30th, 2013

    A flightless cormorant found only on two Galapagos islands is under threat from climate change read more here


  • Another fascinating part of Galapagos is its’ volcanoes | November 30th, 2013

    A chance transit of satellite over Galapagos in April 2009 has revealed new information on how its’ volcanoes are formed see more

  • Scientific Information on Galapagos being shared by CDF’s Datazone | November 30th, 2013

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  • Galapagos Matters | October 20th, 2013

    The latest Galapagos Matters is ready to checked out with its varied collection of informative articles on happenings on the archipelago Galapagos Matters (SpringSummer 2013) 

  • AGM & Presentation by Tui De Roy – Tuesday 1 October, Auckland | September 16th, 2013

    The AGM for Friends of Galapagos New Zealand is to be held on October 1 at 5.00pm. The venue is the Western Springs Garden Community Hall, 956 Great North Rd, Western Springs, Auckland. Tui De Roy’s presentation will follow the AGM at 6.00pm with a talk titled Penguins, Albatrosses: Their World, Our Stories . Tui […]

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  • AGM 2013 Notice | September 13th, 2013

     Friends of Galapagos New Zealand Notice of Annual General Meeting to be held on 1 October 2013 At 5.00 pm in Western Springs Garden Community Hall 956 Great North Road, Western Springs Auckland

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  • Assessing risks to Galapagos tortoises during rodent eradication | August 30th, 2013

    Penny Fisher is a member of Friends of Galapagos New Zealand and in 2011 took part in trials with the Galapagos National Park is assessing the risk to captive tortoises from bait intended for rats which predate on these giant reptiles. Here is her account of her participation in the trials and and also her […]

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  • Southern Inhospitality | August 29th, 2013

    Visitors who have been to Galapagos will find much to remind them of the amazing archipelago in this captivating article by Virginia Hughes – click here to read

  • Protecting wildlife by sterlising free roaming pets | August 29th, 2013

    Very interesting article on wildlife in Galapagos being protected by sterlising free roaming pets – read more here

  • Biocontrol at work in Galapagos | August 4th, 2013

    Australian ladybug (Rodolia cardinalis) succeeds against the highly invasive cottony cushion scale (Icerya purchasi) another Australian import.

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    Luis Ortiz-Catedral, Massey University From August 2010 to January 2013, I had the opportunity to work at the Charles Darwin Foundation in the Galapagos Islands on a number of projects related to ecological restoration and management of endangered species. The main project I was involved with was the Reintroduction of the Floreana mockingbird (Mimus trifasciatus) […]

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  • Another great story on Lonesome George | July 10th, 2013

    Lonesome George lives on with science and technology combining to preserve his remains for all those who want to see the famous tortoise from the Galapagos island of Pinta – see the story from the NY Times.

  • Tracking the Galapagos Albatross | July 10th, 2013

    See this  article from the North Carolina State University detailing the introduction of Environmental-Data Automated Track Annotation (Env-DATA) which was used to track the Galapagos Albatross as they took advantageous routes to forage.

    Galapagos Albatross Tracking

  • Survival of the Galapagos sea lion | July 10th, 2013

    Research by scientists with the Zoological Society of London reveals threats to the Galapagos sea lion. Galapagos sea lion threats

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  • Lonesome George Preserved | July 10th, 2013

    Read this fascinating article about preserving Lonesome George for prosperity from the College of Environmental Science and Forestry of the State University of New York. Preserving Lonesome George

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  • A new way to Explore Galapagos | May 29th, 2013

    The Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF) and the Galapagos National Park Directorate (GNPD) have partnered with Google Maps and the Catlin Seaview Survey to collect 360-degree imagery of the Galapagos Islands. The imagery will be available on Google Maps later this year via Google’s Street View feature. When the imagery is live, anyone can view it […]

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  • Project Noah | May 23rd, 2013

    The Charles Darwin Foundation has teamed up with Project Noah to create an exclusive “mission” entitled Galapagos Biodiversity. Your camera skills and love of Galapagos can now contribute to the understanding of the distribution of native, endemic and introduced species. Simply upload photographs taken in Galapagos with the time and the place of the spotting […]

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  • The 18-KM2 Rat Trap | May 23rd, 2013

    This is a very interesting article on rat eradication in Galapagos including  New Zealand expertise and personnel being referenced. Click on the below link to read all about it. Rat Eradication Galapagos

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  • Iguana smuggler goes to jail | May 23rd, 2013

    A problem that New Zealand also faces – the smuggling of native species. Press Release from Galapagos National Park  4-2-2013                                                        Dirk Bender Sentenced to four years in prison.  The […]

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  • Checklist of parasitic lice from the Galapagos Islands | May 23rd, 2013

    We have received a  Zootaxa annotated checklist of parasitic lice from the Galapagos Islands. If you would like to have a copy for research purposes please let us know by sending an email to

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  • Human Mobility Study | May 23rd, 2013

    Click on below link for Charles Darwin Foundation article on human mobility research to understand patterns of population movement in Galapagos. CDF Human Mobility Research

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