In June the Giant Tortoise Restoration Initiative (GTRI) along with the Galapagos National Park Directorate (GNPD) released 201 Española tortoises onto Santa Fe, Galapagos, and island where these tortoises haven’t roamed for over a hundred and fifty years.
However, more projects need funding and they need you’re help. To help fund these conservation projects visit their website. There are three high priority tortoise projects.
1. To rebuild the populations of Pinta and Floreana tortoises.In the autumn, a major expedition to recover the remaining Pinta and Floreana tortoises to begin a breeding program in order to repopulate their islands.
2. Research and monitor tortoises on Santa Cruz
A large scale project for a tortoise census on Santa Cruz Island to determine the size and range of Cerro Fatal tortoises and highlight the threats to their survival.
3. Monitoring the released tortoises on Santa Fe
Each of the 201 tortoises released on Santa Fe has been microchipped and a monitoring trip has been scheduled for next summer.
Any donations are appreciated, however small. Please donate on their website.