Back from the dead—how to revive a lost species

An international expedition to a remote Galapagos Island rescued enough tortoises to start a breeding program that may help resurrect an extinct species, investigators from ... Read more

Scientists hope to restore extinct Galapagos tortoise

The tortoise species, Chelonoidis elephantopus, lived on Floreana Island and was captured by sailors in large numbers in the 1800s for food during long journeys across the Pacific.

Thu 14 Sep 17 from Daily Mail

Resurrecting a Long-Lost Galapagos Giant Tortoise

It may be possible to resurrect the Floreana tortoise, by studying a long-lost population left by pirates on an extinct volcano.

Thu 14 Sep 17 from Wired Science

Scientists hope to restore extinct Galapagos turtle species

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- Scientists in Ecuador's Galapagos islands are hoping to restore a turtle species believed extinct since the 1800s....

Wed 13 Sep 17 from AP

Genetic relatives of extinct tortoises rescued for breeding program

An international expedition to a remote Galapagos Island rescued enough tortoises to start a breeding program that may help resurrect an extinct species, investigators from ... Read more ...

Wed 13 Sep 17 from Science Blog

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