Santiago Island (Galápagos)

Santiago Island (Spanish pronunciation: [sanˈtjaɣo]) is one of the Galápagos Islands.[1][2]

Santiago Island
Santiago Island is located in Galápagos Islands
Santiago Island
Santiago Island
LocationGalápagos Islands, Ecuador
Coordinates0°15′09″S 90°43′05″W / 0.252364°S 90.717952°W / -0.252364; -90.717952Coordinates: 0°15′09″S 90°43′05″W / 0.252364°S 90.717952°W / -0.252364; -90.717952
ArchipelagoGalápagos Islands
View of Santiago Island with south west at top (center)
Topographic map


The Directorate of Galápagos National Park and Island Conservation reintroduced 1,436 Galápagos Land Iguanas (Conolophus subcristatus) to Santiago Island on 4 January 2019 after a 180 year absence. The partners reintroduced the land iguanas in an effort to restore the island’s ecological health and to provide the opportunity for this iguana species to thrive. Land iguanas were sourced from North Seymour Island, where they were introduced in the 1930s and have increased to over 5,000 and faced a lack of food availability. Charles Darwin was the second-last person to record land iguanas alive on Santiago Island in 1835, with Abel-Nicolas Bergasse du Petit-Thouars being the last in 1838.[3][4][5][6][7][8]

See alsoEdit


  2. ^ "Santiago". Galapagos Conservancy. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Threatened Galápagos Land Iguanas Return to Santiago Island En-Masse After 180-Year Absence". Island Conservation. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Galápagos island gets its first iguanas since Darwin after mass-release". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Iguanas reintroduced to Galapagos island after 200 years". Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Iguanas Are Being Reintroduced to a Galapagos Island Two Centuries After They Disappeared". TIME. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  7. ^ "Iguanas reintroduced to Galapagos island after almost 200 years". The Independent. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  8. ^ "Iguanas Reintroduced to the Largest Galapagos Island After Nearly 200 Year Absence". Earther. Retrieved 9 January 2019.

External linksEdit

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