Lonesome George from the Galapagos Islands died on June 24th, 2012

Dear friends,

Lonesome George was the last of his kind, a special giant tortoise from Pinta Island. Despite being around 100 years old, his death caught us by surprize. This news highlights the fact that the world is facing a crude reality, the extinction of precious species of animals.

To read more about the story please read the press release from the Galapagos National Park at this link.

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Estimados amigos,

Jorge el Solitario, el último especimen de tortuga gigante de la Isla Pinta. A pesar de tener aproximadamente 100 años, su muerte nos tomó por sorpresa. Esta noticia enfatiza el hecho de que el mundo está afrontando una cruda realidad, la de la extinción de especies de animales valiosas.

Para leer sobre esta noticia en español, hagan click en el siguiente link del Diario “El Comercio” de Ecuador.

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