Virginia Elena Patrone

Forever Extinct/ Second series – #2 The Fernandina Giant Tortoise (Chelonoidis phantasticus)

She is back!

The Fernandina Giant Tortoise has been see the last time in 1906 and it was believed to be extinct untill 2017, when the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) had flagged the Fernandina on its Red List first as possibly extinct and then as critically endangered.

Few days ago, a hundred years old Fernandina has been found in the Galapagos by Washington Tapia, who has been working on tortoise conservation for 30 years. Tapia and his team are convinced that more Fernandinas may be alive, and if they will find them, they will be able to restore the population’s number and then return them to thier natural habitat. 

Read more about this very good news here.

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