The Galapagos Islands are home to some of the highest levels of endemism (species found nowhere else on earth) anywhere on the planet. About 80% of the land birds you will see, 97% of the reptiles and land mammals, and more than 30% of the plants are endemic. More than 20% of the marine species in Galapagos are found nowhere else on earth. Favorites include the giant Galapagos tortoise, marine iguana, flightless cormorant, and the Galapagos penguin — the only penguin species to be found in the Northern Hemisphere.
Click on the links below for basic background information on the various wildlife groups found in the Galapagos Islands.
11.19.15 November 18, 2015 GNPD technicians and scientists prepare the corral that... More >
10.29.15 October 29, 2015 Rangers with the Galapagos National Park Directorate (GNPD)... More >
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