Lonesome George and the Galapagos Today

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In honor of the Museum’s special exhibition of Lonesome George, the famed Galapagos tortoise that was the last of his species, the Museum last week hosted an in-depth conversation about biodiversity with scientists and conservation experts. 

Moderated by Dr. Eleanor Sterling, chief conservation scientist of the Museum's Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, the panel featured Johannah Barry and Linda Cayot of the Galapagos Conservancy, James Gibbs of the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and Arturo Izurieta, director of the Galapagos National Park.

Watch the video and see Lonesome George in the Astor Turret on the Museum's fourth floor.