Protecting the Galapagos giant tortoise

Protecting the Galapagos giant tortoise

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The Giant Tortoise Movement Ecology Programme, which we have supported since 2011, is working with partners to ensure that giant tortoises are protected from these threats. From eggs to adults, we are still learning how best to conserve these giants. We are continuing to monitor and protect nesting sites.

Using new technology, we are able to track tortoise hatchlings more effectively in order to truly understand the threats that they face. We are also working with land owners to understand how we can ensure that they can live alongside tortoises conflict-free.

We need your help to ensure that this work can continue. You can help support this work today, but you'll be doing much more than that. The work you help make possible will allow us to ensure that these ancient giants continue to roam Galapagos for generations to come.

A gift of £50 will help us to cover vital activities such as:

  • Protecting a giant tortoise nest from invasive species during the upcoming breeding season
  • Support a day of fieldwork to monitor tortoise hatchlings in the Santa Cruz highlands
  • Undertake vital health checks on a nesting female