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South America

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Spotlights

  • Galapagos Conservancy.
    The restoration of Pinzón Island continues following the successful rat eradication campaign in December 2012, carried out by the Galapagos National Park Directorate (GNPD), in collaboration with Island Conservation and The Raptor Center. In addition to the exciting news of natural recruitment of juvenile tortoises into the population, a potentially new endemic snail species has recently been discovered.
  • Virginia Tech.
    North American beavers have wiped out 30 percent of forests along rivers and streams in Tierra del Fuego, a remote archipelago at the southern tip of South America, causing the greatest landscape change to these fragile forests in the last 10,000 years. It’s no surprise, then, that the governments of Chile and Argentina want the invasive beavers gone. But eradicating them has proven to be difficult, researchers found, because it requires the participation of every single landowner in the area.

Selected Resources

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Partnership

Inter-American Biodiversity Information Network (IABIN). I3N Invasive Species Network. Horus Institute for Environmental Conservation and Development.
Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk; Charles Darwin Foundation; Galapagos National Park; Ecuadorian Agricultural Health Service in Galapagos; Galapagos National Institute.

Academic

La Plata National University (Argentina). Invading Mollusks Research Group.
Universidad de Concepción (Chile).
Special Note: In Spanish

Professional

Instituto Hórus de Desenvolvimento e Conservação Ambiental (Horus Institute of Environmental Development and Conservation, Brazil).
Special Note: Site in Portuguese and Spanish