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Saving Endangered Birds By Giving Them Treated Cotton For Nests
2014-05-06 03:06:47

When University of Utah biologists set out cotton balls treated with a mild pesticide, wild finches in the Galapagos Islands used the cotton to help build their nests, killing parasitic fly maggots to protect baby birds. The researchers say the self-fumigation method may help endangered birds and even some mammals.

2014-03-05 23:26:06

In February 2014, twelve Mangrove Finch (Camarhynchusheliobates) chicks have hatched as part of a captive rearing program was born at the Charles Darwin Research Station (CDRS) in Puerto Ayora,

2013-10-11 23:01:40

The Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands (CDF) and the International Community Foundation received news this week that a $600,000 grant from The Leona M. and Harry B.

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2010-01-06 10:45:00

Unlike Hawaii and other island groups, no native bird has gone extinct in the Galapagos Islands, although some are in danger.


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