Giant endangered tortoises released on Pinta Island, Galápagos

Officials of the Galápagos National Park announced the release of 39 giant tortoises on Pinta Island in the Ecuadorian Galápagos archipelago where the animals had disappeared since 1972.

According to the agency, the relocation of these endangered reptiles, known as Geochelone nigra, is part of “a long-term management plan, which will allow the restoration of the ecosystem integrity and the re-establishment of ecological processes characteristic of this island.”

Read full story HERE.


About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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