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Lonesome George and the Galapagos Today: What the Tortoise Taught Us

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Charles Darwin’s visit to the Galapagos Islands helped him decipher the process responsible for the abundance of species on the planet. But today, hundreds of species go extinct each year. In honor of the Museum’s special exhibition of Lonesome George, the famed Galapagos tortoise that was the last of his species, this podcast is an in-depth conversation about biodiversity and conservation, featuring 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. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Eleanor Sterling, Chief Conservation Scientist of the Museum's Center for Biodiversity and Conservation. Lonesome George will be on display at the Museum until January 4, 2015.

This lecture took place at the Museum on September 18, 2014.


Podcast: Download | RSS | iTunes (1 hour 24 mins, 122 MB)

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