IUCN and CITES statuses
Note: At the time of this writing, the IUCN was using the Turtle Taxonomy Working Group: van Dijk et al. (2014) for their assessments.
U.S. Endangered Species Act status
Hunting and collection
Introduced, feral animals
Killed as protest
Currently in practice
Government of Ecuador
Join San Diego Zoo Global ambassador Rick Swartz, as he visits the Galapagos National Park and learns about its breeding programs.
Note: "Lonesome George" passed away about a year after this video was filmed.
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