Environment Forum

On Darwin anniversary: tourist limits to Galapagos, Antarctica?

February 12, 2009

Should the world celebrate the 200th anniversary today of the birth of English naturalist Charles Darwin by working to limit the number of tourists visiting the Galapagos Islands or Antarctica to protect their spectacular wildlife?

“Lonesome George” may cheat extinction

July 22, 2008

George the giant tortoise is seen at the national park on the Galapagos islands in this April 29, 2007 file photo.So “Lonesome George” might become a Dad?

In lists of endangered creatures such as black rhinos, orang utans, tigers or blue whales, ”Lonesome George” has long had the saddest status as the only one known survivor of the Pinta island species of Galapagos giant tortoise.