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Lost year appeal – Preservation Project

The Galapagos tortoise is so impressive and so strong, but so fragile during their first years of life, which is also known as the “Lost Years”.

During this period the tortoises are more endangered especially against those threats posed by invasive species introduced by humans, particularly feral pigs and fire ants.

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Interesting Facts About the Galapagos Islands

Interesting facts about the Galapagos Islands are discovered around every bend when visiting.  Tours stop at pirate coves, cruise sail past landmarks created by target practice when the U.S. Navy had a base on the islands. There is still a makeshift post office on Floreana where whalers used to leave messages for those at home that were delivered by others headed in that direction.

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