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Lonesome George almost ready to return

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For almost three months thousands of people who loved the history of Lonesome George, learned more about this iconic giant tortoise by visiting his remains in the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Lonesome George almost ready to return

George holds a position with their limbs and neck extended, as he used to receive the thousands of tourists who visited him in life. Lonesome George is considered a national heritage asset and represents conservation efforts invested by the Ecuadorian State on the survival of the flora and fauna of the country.

Snorkeling with Sea Lions Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Sea Lion is the largest earth mammal of the Enchanted Islands, and probably the most playful of them all, if you have the chance to visit the islands you will find them almost everywhere, laying at the beaches, begging for food at the markets, resting at the park benches, getting on board cruises. Their population is of around 50,000 so they have to be everywhere.

Quito is the South America´s Leading Destination

Quito is surrounded by volcanoes and nestled in an Andean valley at an elevation of 9400 feet (2870m). The colonial part of Quito is well preserved with its churches and monasteries which exemplify the fusion of Spanish, Moorish, Italian, Flemish and indigenous influences making it the first city to be declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

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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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The Tortoise’s Re-emergence in the Galapagos

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The Tortoise in the Galapagos have lived for centuries on the shores of the Galapagos Island; the oldest Giant tortoise being Lonesome George from Pinta Island. The sole member of his species, George lived to over a hundred years old without his keepers locating a mate and his lineage fell to the wayside with his death

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The Charles Darwin Foundation

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Galapagos islands Sharks

The Charles Darwin Foundation was established in 1959 under Belgium law, the same year that the Galapagos National Park was created and the 100th anniversary of the publication of the Origin of the Species. The foundation has served as a leader in conservation for the Galapagos as well as conducting much needed educational and research work.

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How to Choose a Tour for Ecuador and the Galapagos?

1-cruise-train-350 When choosing a tour for Ecuador and the Galapagos it’s important to understand the options available for your journey.  The country is incredibly diverse, with the Galapagos, the Andes, and the jungle within a day’s journey from the capital, Quito.

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