A favoured activity is hiking around Sierra Negra, the world's second-largest crater, on Isabela Island
The team hopes to use these mixed-ancestry giant tortoises, which they brought into captivity from Wolf Volcano on northern Isabela Island
- the highest peak on the largest of Ecuador's GalAaAaAeA pagos Islan - to recreate and revive the Floreana tortoise.
Located on Isabela Island
, Volcano Hotel is a ten room reconceptualized boutique hotel adjacent to the beach.
On Monday, the Wolf volcano on Isabela Island
erupted for the first time in 33 years, spewing fire, smoke and lava.
The ministry also said tours of Isabela Island
remain in operation.
A giant tortoise in the wild on Isabela Island
A genetic analysis conducted by Yale University researchers suggests that direct descendants of at least 38 purebred individuals of Chelonoidis elephantopus live on the volcanic slopes of the northern shore of Isabela Island
- 200 miles from their ancestral home of Floreana Island, where they disappeared after being hunted by whalers.
CLIMB: The Sierra Negra volcano on Isabela island
gondii in two threatened avian marine species, Galapagos penguins (Spheniscus mendiculus) and flightless cormorants (Phalacrocorax harrisi), and tested the hypothesis that this parasite is more prevalent on Isabela Island
(with cats) than on Fernandina Island (without cats).
The foundation is also expanding its garbage recycling program to the 5,000-strong population on Isabela Island
Impacts on marine life along an Isabela Island
reef have currently closed it to snorkeling.
Having compared highly variable regions of DNA from cell nuclei, Gisella Caccone and Jeffrey Powell of Yale University and their colleagues reported in the May 1 Current Biology that a tortoise on volcano-studded Isabela Island
has about half its genes in common with George.