News: The Galápagos National Park has announced it is ending Giant Tortoise Restoration Initiative (GTRI), captive breeding program, for Española Giant Tortoises
About Española Giant Tortoises
- Giant tortoises are the longest-lived of all vertebrates, averaging over 100 years.
- Geographic Range: Española Island [formerly Hood Island] in the Galápagos Islands of Ecuador.
- IUCN Status: Critically Endangered
- Galápagos Island: It is a part of the Republic of Ecuador. It is an archipelago of volcanic islands distributed on either side of the equator in the Pacific Ocean. It is a World Heritage Site.