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Rescue Mission Underway to Save Mangrove Finches

Cecilia Alvear | Posted 05.04.2014 | Green
Cecilia Alvear

Like most babies, these new arrivals require a lot of attention. While they wait in their incubators for one of their 16 daily feedings, they listen to the recorded voices of their parents. They are fed a special formula of papaya, scrambled eggs and insects. Insects?

Introduced Snake Found in Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos

Cecilia Alvear | Posted 02.26.2014 | Green
Cecilia Alvear

The snake found on Santa Cruz has red touching black on its skin -- meaning it's non-poisonous. But officials on the island don't regard it as any sort of friend.

Are We Loving the Galápagos to Death?

Cecilia Alvear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Cecilia Alvear

Whenever I tell people that I was born in the Galápagos Islands of Ecuador, they always say, "I didn't know there were any people on the Galápagos. I thought only strange animals lived there."