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PAUL D STEWART / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY PAUL D STEWART / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Island" (now Isabela) hand coloured engraving by Huyot and Bepard facing page 520 in 'All Around the World' published in 1872 by William Collins & Son. Shows the large caldera of a volcano (possibly Alcedo) in the background, with parasitic cones in the foreground. This area was visited by Charles Darwin in his Beagle voyages and also by author Herman Melville. Old whaling boats such as these collected giant tortoises for food and left a legacy of feral animals including goats and pigs that destroyed the vegetation. Project Isabella is a recent initiative designed to eradicate goats on the island and restore the ecosystem for the giant tortoises. This island has also recently turned up a surprise new species of pink land iguana from the caldera rim of Volcan Wolf.
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