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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.

Despite the efforts to learn more about the giant Galapagos tortoise, it’s very little what is known about the first years of their life. To understand better and to gather more information preserving the species, Galapagos Conservation Trust launched the “Lost Years Appeal” Preservation Project.

A pilot study started in 2013 in Santa Cruz researching new methods to determine the success of hatching, the characteristic of their nests, and descendant’s survival and movement.

Galapagos Conservation Trust and Galapagos Travel Center want you to be a part of this important project and the conservation of this magnificent species. Click here if you want to learn more about the Lost Year Appeal project, or click on Donate Now if you want to preserve the great natures of the world.

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