An exciting new way of seeing the famous Galapagos Islands tortoises has been launched. Web-cams at the research centre on Santa Cruz Island. Now you can be a voyeur in the tortoise pens and see the little hatchlings before they are repatriated into the wild. The four web-cameras, located at the Fausto Llerena Tortoise Centre in Puerto Ayora, feature the daily life selected tortoise corrals. The project has been funded by Galapagos Conservancy and hosted by the Galapagos National Park. Be one of the first to watch the daily activity of young and adult giant tortoises that are part of a long-term plan to restore the tortoise populations to the islands from whence they came.
Web cameras are an ideal means to engage the public and promote conservation around the world. In Galapagos it has proved a technical challenge, given the islands’ remoteness and poor connectivity. Enjoy this rare slice of preservation whilst it is happening. View the streaming tortoise videos now.