Lonesome George, the world's last remaining Pinta Island tortoise, has died at age 100 -- marking the final end of a species millennia in the making, and inching that 'loneliest' mantle one notch closer to us.
The Galapagos Islands are the model of biodiversity which inspired Charles Darwin to surmise the theory of evolution, but scientists have made arrangements to ensure that the latest round of animal deaths
If Lonesome George suffers from performance anxiety, it's hard to blame him. At the ripe old age of nearly 100, the last-of-his-kind Galapagos tortoise has been charged with preserving his species' genetic
When it comes to the Galapagos, most people think: Islands; tropical; Equator; volcanoes; some variation on those general ideas probably pops to mind, unless you've been here. If you have been here, you probably know that a
The ballooning rates of people coming to the Galapagos, as residents or tourists, over the past few years has created a variety of environmental concerns for the islands. Not least of these is waste management, as the
Lonesome George is quite a character. He's a Pinta Island tortoise, and, as Brian noted when he visited a few years ago, he's the last of this breed. Yep, that means when he's gone, that's it -- his species will
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24 of the top teachers in the U.S. have been chosen to go to the Galapagos Islands, with the Toyota International Teacher Program. The program is designed to engage a variety of conservation and education issues