Conservation and range expansion of the critically endangered Mangrove Finch (Camarhynchus heliobates) on Isabela Island
Image credit: Charles Darwin Foundation

Conservation and Range Expansion of the Critically Endangered Mangrove Finch on Isabela Island

2012 - 2014
Species protected
Mangrove Finch Camarhynchus heliobates

Project objectives

This project seeks to improve the status and reduce the extinction risk of the critically endangered Mangrove Finch, trial resettlement and extension of the bird’s natural range, with habitat protection for the mangrove forests which form their only habitat.

New safe habitats for the Mangrove finch will be established, so they can settle, breed and increase their numbers under the protection of the Galapagos National Park Service and the community of Isabela island.

This project is implemented by the Charles Darwin Foundation.


Habitat loss & degradation

Invasive alien species