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Greenpeace calls for high seas protected area in Galapagos

Greenpeace on Monday called for the creation of a high seas marine protected zone under a new UN treaty to secure a much wider area around Ecuador’s famous Galapagos archipelago.

Galápagos Giant Tortoises: Ecosystem Engineers and Architects of Ecological Restoration

A decades-long project shows how Galápagos Giant Tortoises are changing the island of Española

Galapagos Giant Tortoises Prove Their Worth as Ecosystem Engineers

A decades-long project to restore Galapagos giant tortoises is changing the face of the island of Española.

Scientists discover pristine deep-sea Galápagos reef ‘teeming with life’

Diving to 600m, researchers find reefs full of octopus, lobster and fish, raising hopes for corals’ survival amid rising sea temperatures

Ecuador proposes debt swap to enlarge Galapagos

Ecuador proposed Monday to enlarge the Galapagos nature reserve, famous for its giant tortoises, by some 60,000 square kilometers and finance it with a debt swap.