Galapagos finches take on killer maggots

May 10, 2014

Galapagos finches take on killer maggots

by Will Dunham

Which nest is best to eliminate a blood-sucking pest? Scientists seeking to help endangered Galapagos Islands birds survive a deadly parasitic threat put that question to the test. Researchers on May 5 described a new method to assist Darwin’s finches in combating the larvae ...

Jan 7, 2013

Galapagos iguana smuggler convicted

A court in Ecuador has convicted a German tourist of trying to smuggle four threatened iguanas out of the Galapagos Islands in his luggage, authorities said Sunday. Dirk Bender was convicted “of having altered the local ecosystem of the archipelago,” park authorities said. The ...