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Cayot, Linda J
The restoration of giant tortoise and land iguana populations in Galápagos
Galapagos Research
Journal Article
Conolophus subcristatus
The giant tortoise Geochelone spp. and land iguana Conolophus subcristatus programs of the Charles Darwin Foundation and the Galapagos National Park Service are two of the longest running and most successful conservation programs in the archipelago. Both involve a combination of captive breeding and rearing, repatriations, protection of nests in the field and introduced animal control. They have resulted in larger and healthier populations on several of the islands. This success was accomplished through the integration of scientific research and natural resource management.