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Investigations into hunting of Galápagos giant tortoises

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Investigations into hunting of Galápagos giant tortoises

Ecuador’s public prosecutor’s office has launched an investigation into a suspected hunt for giant tortoises on the famous Galápagos Islands. The investigating authority said on Monday that four giant tortoises had been killed.

Ecuador’s public prosecutor’s office has launched an investigation into a suspected hunt for giant tortoises on the famous Galápagos Islands. The investigating authority said on Monday that four giant tortoises had been killed. (archive image)

The special unit against environmental crimes is therefore questioning employees of the national park as witnesses and will commission experts with an autopsy of the animals killed.

The national park administration had reported in early July, as announced by the Ministry of the Environment. Accordingly, the tortoises were killed on Isabela Island, the largest of the Galápagos Islands.

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