Field experiences from a Galapagos restoration project
Thursday, May 20, 2010
We have arrived on Pinta! Through an extraordinary effort by 25 park guards, the tortoises were carried 4km up the island to their new home. They are already moving and eating happily, so it seems. Now we are alone and can get to work getting to know them!
-Elizabeth and crew, Pinta Island, Galapagos
Note: Due to the failure of the satellite modem, blog updates will be communicated via text message from the satellite phone. Sadly, entries will thus be less frequent and more concise!
We are a group of scientists, managers, and conservation activists dedicated to restoring giant tortoises to Pinta Island in the Galapagos archipelago. Most contributions are from Elizabeth Hunter, a graduate student at SUNY-ESF.