Galapagos http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/30364/all en German gets jail time for Galapagos iguana smuggling http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/german-gets-jail-time-galapagos-iguana-smuggling <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An Ecuadoran court has sentenced a German tourist to four years in prison for trying to smuggle threatened iguanas out of the Galapagos Islands.</p> <p>Dirk Bender "will serve four years in prison as stated in the judgment reported today by the president and judges" of the criminal court that found him guilty on January 5 of having altered the local ecosystem of the archipelago, the Galapagos National Park said in a statement Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/german-gets-jail-time-galapagos-iguana-smuggling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Galapagos Galápagos Islands Herpetology Human Interest Iguanidae AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 17:46:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746662 at http://www.globalpost.com Galapagos residents playing key role in scientific discoveries http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130227/galapagos-residents-playing-key-role-scientific-discoveries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Quito, Feb 27 (EFE). The recent discovery of a rare fish species by residents of the Galapagos Islands marks the latest in a series of finds by inhabitants of the famed Ecuadorian archipelago, who are to be further encouraged in their efforts by a government-sponsored "Citizen Science" program.</p> <p>Most of the finds have come from fishermen and guides, the head of the Galapagos National Park's Marine Spaces Monitoring area, Eduardo Espinoza, told Efe.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130227/galapagos-residents-playing-key-role-scientific-discoveries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Galapagos Galápagos Islands Geology Agencia EFE Wed, 27 Feb 2013 19:03:00 +0000 Agencia EFE 5768809 at http://www.globalpost.com Ecuador in new probe to see if climate change worsens El Nino http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131109/ecuador-new-probe-see-if-climate-change-worsens-el-nino <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Think Galapagos and you think nature in its most pristine expression. But the destructive weather phenomenon called El Nino turns coral reefs there a sickly white and sea iguanas scrawny.</p> <p>And now, in an unprecedented experiment, scientists using unmanned submarines in the waters off the Ecuadoran archipelago are probing whether global warming is related to El Nino.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131109/ecuador-new-probe-see-if-climate-change-worsens-el-nino" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Atmospheric sciences Earth Galapagos Physical geography Technology AFP Sat, 09 Nov 2013 06:03:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5984505 at http://www.globalpost.com Ecuador emergency over stricken Galapagos freighter http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140515/ecuador-emergency-over-stricken-galapagos-freighter <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ecuador declared an environmental emergency in the Galapagos Islands Thursday, after a freighter carrying pollutants ran aground last week.</p> <p>The measure will free up resources to remove the ship and mitigate its impact in the face of "possible environmental damage that could unleash a disaster" said the Directorate of the Galapagos National Park (DPNG).</p> <p>The vessel, which ran aground off the Baquerizo Moreno port on the island of San Cristobal on Friday, was carrying 19,000 gallons (around 72,000 liters) of cargo fuel that has already been removed.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140515/ecuador-emergency-over-stricken-galapagos-freighter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Galapagos Galápagos Islands Geology MV Jessica AFP Fri, 16 May 2014 01:59:06 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6148229 at http://www.globalpost.com