Espanola Island

Liza Diaz Lalova, Video Chronicler

  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 10 Feb 2020

Espanola Island, 2/10/2020, National Geographic Islander

  • Aboard the National Geographic Islander
  • Galápagos

Espanola Island has one of the most successful giant tortoise breeding programs in the Galapagos. Just a few decades ago, it was filled with invasive species such as pigs, goats, and cats which destabilized the delicate ecosystem. I hope that the success of the breeding program and restoration efforts will be the best example for future generations as they continue working on different projects in the archipelago. Today, it is such a pleasure to hike surrounded by so much wildlife, seemingly pristine, thanks to hard work and dedication.

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