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Lonesome George will return to the Galapagos islands on 2014!

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The body of Lonesome George, a giant tortoise Galapagos and animal conservation symbol will return to the Ecuadorian archipelago in March 2014 after being embalmed in the United States of America, and is going to be the emblem of a museum dedicated to the turtles, said the nature reserve where died a year ago. "George" was discovered in 1971 on Pinta, one of the main islands of the island province located about 1000 km from the coast of Ecuador, and was considered the last of his species, Chelonoidis abigdoni.

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Galapagos sea lions are still in danger

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A December 2012 study of the Directorate of the Galapagos National Park (PNG) indicates that the population of sea lions in this archipelago of Ecuador has fallen by 50% over the last thirty years. "There is great concern about the future of Galapagos sea lion", endemic to this archipelago, included in the Red List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), says the paper.

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Sharks are tagged with chips for habitat in Galapagos

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The sharks that they are still feared by swimmers, chips are being marked to identify their habitats within the marine reserve of the Galapagos archipelago, where they are protected and have been identified 33 species, many of them endangered.

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