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When to see Baby Animals in the Galapagos

When to see Baby Animals in the Galapagos

WWF November 5, 2019 0

The Galapagos Islands offer so many unique experiences for travelers. From encounters with wildlife unbothered by humans to the varying geological features from island to island, there is so much to see and learn.

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Sustainable Farm Contributes to Galapagos Giant Tortoise Conservation

Sustainable Farm Contributes to Galapagos Giant Tortoise Conservation

Emily Goodheart Kautz October 31, 2019 0

Roberto Plaza is the owner of Montemar, a sustainable farm on Santa Cruz Island dedicated to Galapagos giant tortoise conservation. In 2010, Roberto and his wife, Reyna, began growing Arabic coffee on abandoned pasture

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Are Mangroves your Next Destination?

Are Mangroves your Next Destination?

Hannah Wagner July 10, 2019 0

They should be! A recent study by The Nature Conservancy revealed the benefits of tourism on mangrove forests. Though they are not always the star of the show, mangrove forests are widely visited by

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Fun with Mammals in the Galapagos

Fun with Mammals in the Galapagos

Natural Habitat Adventures April 6, 2019 0

The ocean environment is a place where we, as humans, do not belong. It’s cold, full of confusing and potentially dangerous animals, and, thanks to our air-needy lungs, it will kill us without adequate

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Fernandina Giant Tortoise Found After <br> 113 Years of ‘Extinction’

Fernandina Giant Tortoise Found After
113 Years of ‘Extinction’

Emily Goodheart Kautz February 22, 2019 0

More great news for the Galapagos! A species of giant tortoise, believed to have been extinct for the past 113 years, has been found on the island of Fernandina. This historic discovery comes a

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Great News for the Galapagos: Land Iguana Brought Back from Extinction on Santiago

Great News for the Galapagos: Land Iguana Brought Back from Extinction on Santiago

Emily Goodheart Kautz January 24, 2019 0

The new year rang in a landmark win for conservation in the Galapagos as land iguanas were reintroduced to Santiago Island for the first time in 184 years. One of the last people to

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Traveling Small in the Big Outdoors

Traveling Small in the Big Outdoors

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 22, 2019 3

Being an inveterate introvert, I avoid large crowds—well, really, even groups of people numbering 15 or more—like the plague. Yet the places that call to me are some of the most jam-packed because they

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New Year’s Day 2019: What Outdoor Place Misses You?

New Year’s Day 2019: What Outdoor Place Misses You?

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 1, 2019 5

My father never had the “urge for going,” as songwriter-singer Joni Mitchell calls it—the desire to travel. I place the blame for that fact squarely on the shoulders of World War II. As a

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