Scientists have discovered several tortoises with partial Pinta Island ancestry on Isabela Island in Galapagos, which could mean the passing of Lonesome George in June 2012 may not have signaled the end of his species.
The Galapagos Marine Reserve is truly a living laboratory. Its unique combination of ocean currents allow seemingly contrary life forms to exist together -- coral reefs and penguins, fur seals and hammerhead sharks.
The Giant Tortoise Recovery Fund has been established, in memory of a special tortoise whose story has touched the hearts of people around the globe. Lonesome George's legacy will live on in the large-scale tortoise restoration programs to be conducted in Galapagos over the next 10 years. >
May 23rd, 2013Puerto Ayora, Galapagos The following press release has been posted here courtesy of the Charles Darwin Foundation. Images of the Jacinto Gordillo Giant Tortoise Breeding Center on the island... >