By producing detailed maps on the distribution of the world’s reptiles, an international team of scientists has completed the ‘atlas of life’, the first global review and map of every vertebrate species on Earth.
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The global population was down to just 15 tortoises by the 1960s. Now there are some 1,000 tortoises breeding on their own. The population is secure. It’s a rare example of how biologists and managers can collaborate to recover a species from the brink of extinction.
For the last 40 years, this 5 foot-long, 200 lb tortoise lived on Santa Cruz Island at the Charles Darwin research centre in the Galapagos Islands, having been moved from Pinta when he was first discovered in 1972.