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They had disappeared from the area almost two centuries ago, having been listed by the British naturalist Charles Darwin. Nearly 1,500 terrestrial iguanas have been reintroduced on an island in the Ecuadorian archipelago of Galapagos.

<p class = "canvas-atom-canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "The 1,436 Iguanas of the species Conolophus subcristatus were released on the island of Santiago as part of an environmental restoration program, indicated Galapagos National Park (PNG) in a statement. They were taken from an uninhabited island of the archipelago, Seymour Norte. "Data-reactid =" 24 "> The 1,436 iguanas of the species Conolophus subcristatus were released on the island of Santiago as part of a environmental restoration program, indicated Galapagos National Park (PNG) in a statement. They had been taken from an uninhabited island of the archipelago, Seymour Norte.

Iguanas hunted by the wild pig

The presence of iguanas in Santiago was last reported in 1835 during the visit of Charles Darwin, inventor of the theory of species evolution, in the north-east of Santiago Island. "Almost two centuries later, this ecosystem will find this species thanks to this ecological restoration program," said the Park.

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According to its director, Jorge Carrión, the iguana population in Santiago had disappeared due to the presence of invasive species such as the wild pig, eradicated since 2001.

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