Giant tortoise Diego, a hero to his species, returns to Galapagos | AFP

Diego the giant Galapagos tortoise whose tireless efforts are credited with almost single-handedly saving his once-threatened species, is transported by boat and put out to pasture on his native island after decades of breeding in captivity.

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Por primera vez en su historia, se realizará estudio sobre el impacto del turismo en las islas Galáp

Por primera vez en su historia, se realizará estudio sobre el impacto del turismo en las islas Galápagos

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Six endangered vermilion flycatcher birds born in Ecuador’s Galapagos | AFP

Six new chicks have joined the endangered vermilion flycatchers, a bird native to Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands. Only 40 breeding pairs remain, making the species highly vulnerable to extinction.

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Sunken boat still spilling diesel off Galapagos

Attempts to contain a diesel spill in the protected waters of the Galapagos archipelago continued on Tuesday, three days after a crane toppled onto a barge while loading shipping containers. (Dec. 25)

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Here’s the latest for Tuesday, December 24th: Trump dismisses NKorea nuclear test; Police and protesters clash in Hong Kong; Authorities work to contain diesel spill in the Galapagos; Real-time Santa tracker is back on Christmas eve.

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Water day: plastic threatens life in Galapagos

Park rangers and volunteers collect garbage on the coast of the unpopulated Isabela Island, as tons of plastic waste wash up on the shores of the Galapagos Islands where microparticles end up in the stomachs of endemic species found only in the Pacific archipelago 1,000 kilometers west of mainland Ecuador. This report is part of an AFPTV Latin American dossier for International Water Day.

Ocean garbage

Videographic illustrating the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a mass of marine debris in the north-east of the Pacific Ocean. Tons of plastic waste wash up on the shores of the Galapagos islands where microparticles end up in the stomachs of species found only in the Pacific archipelago 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) west of mainland Ecuador.VIDEOGRAPHICS