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Galapagos Islands Names: Guide to All 33 Islands, Islets (Map)

Galapagos Islands’ names can be confusing. Almost every one of the Islands has at least two names: Spanish and English. Most of the names aren’t translations, but totally different names. Because the Islands belong to Ecuador, a Spanish country, we will refer to them by their Spanish names. Many islands in the Galapagos Islands have 2 (or …

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10 Facts About Darwin’s Cotton in the Galapagos (Gossypium darwinii)

While exploring the Galapagos Islands we came across some Darwin’s cotton. I had never seen a cotton plant before (not much cotton is grown in Canada) the only cotton I was familiar with was what comes in plastic bags at the beauty counter in the pharmacy or grocery store. I was surprised to see how …

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All 105 Ecuador Volcanoes: Active, Mainland, Galapagos (Charts/Map)

How many volcanoes are in Ecuador? You would think that would be a pretty straightforward question. But as I was doing my research I found that the answers were very different depending on which website I was looking at. The statistics provided in this article are from the Geophysical Institute (Spanish site) in Ecuador. They …

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25 Galapagos Islands Facts for Travelers (Animals, Geography, History)

Thinking of visiting the Galapagos Islands? The archipelago is famous for its animals, diving, and rugged terrain. In this article, we’ll “dive” into Galapagos Islands facts, including fascinating geography, history, flora, and fauna of these beautiful islands. Galapagos Geography and Climate 1. Where are the Galapagos Islands located? The Galapagos Islands are located in the …

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Conservation vs Preservation: Meaning, Differences, Implications

Maybe you’ve heard the terms conservation and preservation. You may associate these terms with environmentalism or history. What do they mean? What’s the difference between conservation and preservation? What exactly do conservationists and preservationists do? In this article, you’ll learn interesting details about these two similar yet different environmentalism terms. You’ll also see some examples …

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17 Galapagos Shark Facts (Diet, Size, Attacks, Range)

Wondering about Galapagos sharks? In this article, you will find facts about where they live, what they eat, and if you should swim with them. Some of the answers are not what you would expect. And did you know that the Galapagos shark can throw up its entire stomach?! Keep reading to learn more about …

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22 Galapagos Sea Lion Facts: Diet, Habits, Photos & Videos

The Galapagos sea lion has often been called the “welcoming committee” of the Galapagos Islands. Please read on for the top 22 most interesting facts about the Galapagos sea lion! You’ll learn about their endangered status, diet, range, population, sounds and more. Galapagos Sea Lion Overview Latin name: Zalophus wollebaeki Location: The Galapagos Islands, and the …

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Where are the Galapagos Islands Located? Coordinates, Elevation, Timezone…

The Galapagos Islands are a top destination for nature lovers all over the globe. But where are the Galapagos Islands located? Which country do they belong to and how do you get there? We’ll cover this and more in this post, so let’s get started. Where are the Galapagos Islands? The Galapagos Islands are located …

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22 Ecuador Landmarks to Visit: Historical, Natural, Artisan, Cultural

Ecuador is a place rich in culture. What do you want to see on your trip to Ecuador? We’ll give you some ideas on what we think you just have to see! Check out these 22 iconic Ecuador landmarks. This post is a work in progress. Over time, we’ll add more and more landmarks. It’s …

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Guide to Ecuador’s 11 National Parks (and 25 Reserves & Wildlife Refuges)

Love nature? Then Ecuador belongs at the top of your bucket list. In this post, we’ll cover all of Ecuador’s national parks, wildlife refuges, and ecological, biological, and geobotanical reserves. These 36 parks and reserves cover every part of the country and have something for everyone. This post is divided into five sections: national parks, …

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