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#1 babettebeau

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Posted 07 October 2018 - 06:11 PM

A local politician says all 123 of the reptiles were taken in a robbery from the facility, which has no security or light sensors.

 

 

Thieves have stolen more than 100 baby giant tortoises from a breeding facility in the Galapagos Islands, an official has said.

 

"They were all taken at once, 123 in all. It was a robbery," local politician Washington Paredes said.

 

 

The incident is said to have happened on Tuesday.

 

The Galapagos tortoises are native to seven of the Galapagos Islands - a volcanic archipelago about 620 miles (1,000 km) west of the Ecuadorian mainland.

 

Lumbering adult giant turtles are revered as a beloved symbol of the region's biodiversity and a reminder of how Charles Darwin conceived his theory of natural selection.

 

Galapagos National Park said it was preparing a statement on the alleged theft of the hatchlings from a facility on the island of Isabela.

 

Mr Paredes noted that the breeding facility where the tortoises were taken from was poorly protected, with no security cameras or light sensors.

 

"The turtles are just there. If somebody wants to go in by night and steal, they can," he said.

 

In June, 26 adult turtles were returned to the islands after being smuggled to Peru.

 

Source: https://news.sky.com...slands-11519364

Date: 6 October 2018

 

My comments on this:

In which world do we live???? The natural order is love, peace and balance/harmony. This is the opposite tthat we experience, this is an inverted world!



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Posted 07 October 2018 - 10:09 PM

What on Earth is wrong with the human race? Makes me ashamed and very angry I’ve been there and to the Darwin Centre on Isla Santa Cruz where the breeding programme was taking place. It’s sad to think that someone has taken advantage of this project.




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