The islands’ unique ecology has allowed for its large biodiversity and high number of species found only in the Galapagos.
The Lonesome One | 2009
For 30 years, Lonesome George has been an international icon for conservation, but little is known about his caretaker, Fausto Llerena and his efforts to protect the tortoises. *Editor's Note- Lonesome George died in 2012.
"He is the symbol of the Galapagos. He is very important for the world." -Alejandro Villa
Galapagos Giant Tortioses
The Galapagos Islands have a variety of tortoises, and environmentalists are trying to revive endangered sub-species through conservation.