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August 14, 2020
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Whitetip Reef Shark – Galapagos Islands

The Whitetip Reef Shark is the most common shark species found at the Galapagos Islands. If you ever wanted to snorkel with sharks, then these small
August 13, 2020
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Andean Condors in Ecuador: Everything You Need to Know

Before the arrival of the Spaniards, settled cultures in what is now known as Ecuador were guided by deities. The Incas believed condors were the messengers of the gods. Sociologist Dimitri Peñasco says the condor is believed to lead the dead
February 21, 2020
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Andean bears: My personal quest to find a Spectacled Bear in Ecuador

I have always had a big soft spot for bears. I guess it all started with my Mum’s bedtime stories of Paddington Bear adventures, and Winnie the Pooh mischief
August 8, 2016
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Alpacas of Ecuador’s Andes

Alpacas roam the slopes of the Cotacachi Volcano. They belong to the indigenous community of Morochos. José Flores, vice-president of the community, says the alpacas are the best friends of the highland moors (páramos).
July 17, 2016
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Monkeys of Ecuador’s Pacific coastal region

Monkeys are similarly abundant on either side of Ecuador’s central Andes mountain range. Following on from last week’s blog on inhabitants of the Amazon jungle
June 26, 2016
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Whale watching off Ecuador’s Pacific coast

July and August are the peak months for whale watching in Ecuador, as hundreds of humpbacks put on spectacular mating displays, physical and audible.