Blog

The reactivation of the tourism in the Galapagos Islands continues.

Photo and Content: Consejo de Gobierno de Galapagos As part of the economic reactivation of Galapagos, we signed a tripartite framework agreement for inter-institutional cooperation for the implementation of a private clinical laboratory, especially for the processing of RT-PCR tests for COVID-19, in addition to the execution of scientific research projects with the Agency for Regulation and Control of Biosecurity and Quarantine for Galapagos – ABG and the University of the Americas – UDLA. The objectives are: To increase sampling

Read More »

COVID-19: Update December 2020 / REQUIREMENTS TO ENTER THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

Many of the people involved in the tourism industry in Ecuador Mainland and  the Galapagos Islands such as  hotels, boats, airports, drivers etc are working hard and putting all their efforts together  setting up the bio-security and protocols in terms of receiving tourists to the country. On December 2020 the “COE NACIONAL”  the maximun authority in charge of the security for the pandemic in Ecuador declared the new protocols to entering to the Galapagos islands   REQUIREMENTS TO ENTER TO

Read More »

COVID-19 UPDATE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

  Many of the people involved in the tourism industry such as  hotels, boats, airports, drivers etc are working hard and putting all their efforts together  setting up the bio-security and  protocols in terms of receiving tourist in to the Galápagos Islands. On October 22th – 2020 the “COE NACIONAL”  the maximun authority in charge of the security for the pandemic in Ecuador declared the new protocols that started few day ago. Here the link of the authorized laboratories by the

Read More »

A journey into the interior of a woman committed to her values ​​and beliefs.

Please Let me introduce you, Mariuxi Prieto. In this video she wants to show you the origins of the famous PANAMA HAT. and others backgrounds of the Ecuadorian Culture. Mariuxi Prieto:Biologist from the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the University of Guayaquil, Historian, Photographer, Writer, Explorer, Adventurer.An activist for the defense of the Architectural Heritage of Guayaquil, her emblematic fight against injustices led her to start a social aid work that remains in force to this day.In 2013, on the

Read More »

Shark Count Galapagos

This project started time ago, but once you start also learning a little bit more of it, you can have a bog picture of the hard efforts for all these group of people involve and putting their efforts together for the conservation of the Galapagos islands. Scientist tags shark and whale shark, once done this they can monitoring and can give them real data base of their long distances journey they do. the results of this project for example can

Read More »

Studies on the Pink Iguana

Olfactory communication may contribute to reproductive isolation between pink and yellow iguanas on Wolf volcano In a recent study published in the journal Scientific Reports, carried out within the framework of a long-term collaboration between the Directorate of the Galapagos National Park and the University of Rome Tor Vergata (Italy) and with the participation of the San Diego Zoo, the scientists indicated that femoral pore secretions could contribute to reproductive isolation between pink and yellow iguanas on Wolf volcano According

Read More »
Blog
Juan Elaje

New shark species found on the Galapagos Islands

Research Registers Cow Sharks for the First Time in the Deep Galapagos Through a scientific research project, which uses high-tech equipment to discover the depths of the Galapagos, the Charles Darwin Foundation, the Directorate of the Galapagos National Park and other organizations observed, for the first time in the Galapagos Marine Reserve, a shark of seven gills (Notorynchus cepedianus) and a six gill shark (Hexanchus griseus), in the waters of the Floreana and Española islands, respectively. These species, known as

Read More »

A message from Galatrails Naturalist guide

Please let me introduce Daniela Aguirre, she is one of the group of the naturalist guides women team that works with Galatrails. Daniela also speak german, she has been working in private boats just to name few. In this short video we want to share with you a message how situation goes so far in the Galapagos Islands , we know also that global situation with COVID-19 has not been easy at all for everyone, this year has showed us

Read More »

Pandemic in Paradise: Traveling to the Galapagos during Coronavirus

  On Thursday March 11th I was getting ready to go out for drinks as I received a message via the Galapagos newsline, aka WhatsApp, informing us that all bars were to close at midnight that night. Yet to understand the magnitude of what was going on, I arranged to meet my friends an hour earlier and didn’t think much more of it. The next day however the severity hit when I woke up to the news that due tothe

Read More »