Galapagos Giant Tortoises are the most symbolic of all the islands’ wildlife

But, incredible as it may seem, Galapagos tortoises were on the brink of extinction only a few years ago. And while their numbers have fortunately increased due to both individual and organizational efforts, they are still considered an endangered species.

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The Galapagos Forest Initiative

The Galapagos Islands are famous throughout the world, and rightly so. The combination of history, location weather and spectacular wildlife is hard to beat. Tourists are fascinated. But not everything is quite as it might, or should be. There’s a pressing need to conserve the archipelago’s unique fauna, and the famous Galapagos giant tortoises are a fundamental example of a species that needs our protection. Found in only one other part of the world — a small archipelago in the Indian Ocean — these majestic animals are the most symbolic of all the islands’ wildlife, and where the Galapagos’ Islands get their name.
But, incredible as it may seem, Galapagos tortoises were on the brink of extinction only a few years ago.

And while their numbers have fortunately increased due to both individual and organizational efforts, they are still considered an endangered species. Galapagos Magic has always been on the forefront of the effort to protect this unique and endemic species — the 40 ha. Galapagos Magic reserve in the Santa Cruz highlands has been home to giant tortoises for nearly a decade. Magic’s contribution has been widely recognized, and in season, the reserve is home to more than 100 Galapagos tortoises that are free to roam, unhampered, unthreatened: delight for the many visitors to the camp and its reserve.

The new Galapagos forest initiative

There’s a pressing need to conserve the archipelago’s unique fauna, and the famous Galapagos giant tortoises are a fundamental example of a species that needs our protection. And Galapagos Magic is proud to announce our new Galapagos Forest Initiative. This project dedicates 12 hectares of the Magic reserve for habitat restoration and improvements welfare of the tortoises.

Galapagos Magic has always been on the forefront of the effort to protect this unique and endemic species.

Galapagos Magic has always been on the forefront of the effort to protect this unique and endemic species – the 40 hectares of Galapagos Magic reserve in the Santa Cruz highlands has been home to giant tortoises for nearly a decade. Magic’s contribution has been widely recognized, and in season, the reserve is home to more than 100 Galapagos tortoises that are free to roam, unhampered, unthreatened: a delight for the many visitors to the camp and its reserve.

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