Victory for Sharks in the Galapagos Marine Reserve

By Silvia Sanchez Bor, April 11, 2016 Good news for the Galapagos Islands and for shark conservation! Today, the Ecuadorian government announced the creation of a new 15,000-square-mile marine sanctuary — an expansion of the “no-take” zone of the Galapagos Marine Reserve — around the small islands of…

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Ecuador Busts 4 Peruvian Boats for Illegal Fishing

By Silvia Sanchez Bor, April 11, 2016 Earlier this month, Ecuadorian environmental officials intercepted four Peruvian vessels caught illegally fishing three miles outside the Santa Clara Island marine protected area, located just off the mainland coast. (Photo: Isla Santa Clara (Isla de los Muertos) via…

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Latin American Stars Team Up to Protect the Galapagos

By Silvia Sanchez Bor, January 27, 2016 Invasive species pose one of the greatest threats to the conservation of the Galapagos Islands. That’s why WildAid has teamed up with the Ecuadorian Ministry of Environment and the Galapagos Biosecurity Agency on a four-month campaign to protect…

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