Sunday, 18 September 2016

Charles Darwin Research Station, Santa Cruz, Galapagos

We have been a week in the Galapagos and only saw a few tortoises in the wild. The Charles Darwin Research Station has been founded to restore the tortoise population on the Galapagos Islands. In this breeding program, naturalist try to get a better insight in the life of tortoises and their age. The goal is to bring as many tortoises back into the wild again.

We waren reeds een week op de Galapagos eilanden en hadden slechts enkele schildpadden in het wild gezien. Het Charles Darwin Research Station werd opgericht om de schildpadden populatie in stand te houden. Dit kweekprogramma geeft naturisten een beter inzicht in het leven van deze reuzen en hun levensverwachting. Het doel is zoveel mogelijk gezonde schildpadden in de natuur terug te brengen. 
 
Charles Darwin Research Station Galapagos

Charles Darwin Research Station Galapagos

Charles Darwin Research Station Galapagos

Charles Darwin Research Station Galapagos

Charles Darwin Research Station Galapagos

Charles Darwin Research Station Galapagos

Charles Darwin Research Station Galapagos

Charles Darwin Research Station Galapagos

Charles Darwin Research Station Galapagos

Charles Darwin Research Station Galapagos

Charles Darwin Research Station Galapagos

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4 comments:

  1. Een geweldige belevenis, om de Galapagos eilanden te bezoeken, en een beetje in de voetsporen van Darwin te treden.

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  2. What are they dwindling? I would not think they have many predators because of their hard shells. And they live almost forever!

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  3. Wonderful to see near the big turtles and so many ones.
    Lovely photos.
    I've looked your previous posts and I find you have had many wonderful trips.
    Greetings

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  4. leuk om dit te kunnen meemaken Filip

    groeten

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