Galapagos Giant Tortoises: Chapter 25 - Beyond rescue to full recovery

Elsevier, Galapagos Giant Tortoises, Biodiversity of World: Conservation from Genes to Landscapes, 2021, Pages 503-509
James P. Gibbs, Linda J. Cayot, and Washington Tapia A.

This chapter recaps the information provided throughout the volume—Galapagos Giant Tortoises—highlighting the history, taxonomy, biology, and conservation of these iconic reptiles. Following the summary of the book, a framework for prioritizing future conservation efforts is presented. The chapter ends with a vision of Galapagos tortoise populations 200–300 years from now—as they follow a slow, steady path to full recovery.