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I've tried to break the wildlife / flora into Land, Air, Sea, otherwise I think it's confusing to have land and sea mammals in the same section, but then I'm a bit inconsistent with the iguanas & turtles... -- DanielC 10:20, 12 Jun 2005 (EDT)

I think that this article should be merged with Galapagos Islands. -- Huttite 06:44, 13 Jun 2005 (EDT)
I think that all this info would overpower the main article. It is similar to African flora and fauna. It is also a work-in-progress (see User talk:wrh2). -- DanielC 07:40, 13 Jun 2005 (EDT)
Thanks for pointing that out. I was not aware of your thinking You should have copied or moved that conversation here too. That way we can all benefit from the developmental ideas that lead to the creation of this article and why it should not be part of the main article. I will add it now (See Below). -- 08:49, 13 Jun 2005 (EDT)
The discussion started on my talk page prior to the new Galapagos pages being created, and it's my fault for continuing the discussion once the pages had been created. Sorry about that. But I agree with Daniel that having a separate page for Galapagos wildlife is probably the best option, otherwise the Galapagos Islands article and each of the individual island articles would contain a lot of duplication and probably become swamped with animal information. In addition, most travel guides to the Galapagos include several pages devoted solely to the flora & fauna. -- Wrh2 14:17, 13 Jun 2005 (EDT)
Ryan: I wouldn't be too apologetic. Although Huttie does loads and loads of good work, in this case I think he was a bit hasty. He probably saw the last edit from an anonymous user (a logged out me) and thought it was an inexperienced user's creation. I was actually planning to write about the strucutre of the articles (including a set of sections for the islands) on the Talk Pages anyway when we had finished working it out. I will do this in a while. -- DanielC 08:23, 14 Jun 2005 (EDT)


Copied from User:Wrh2 Talk page - Galapagos Hi Ryan,

I see that you've been to the Galapagos Islands quite a lot. I spent (only) a week there a couple of years ago. It would be good to have some really good articles, but I don't fancy doing it all on my own. Do you have some time next week to possibly help me start putting something more together? -- DanielC 17:11, 9 Jun 2005 (EDT)

Hi Daniel,
I've been meaning to add more info on the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, and Alaska, but keep getting sidetracked with national parks... that said, if you feel like starting some Galapagos articles I'd be happy to dive in and help make updates. Any thought as to how you're going to do it? I would assume that an article for each island would make sense, although most of the standard headings (Sleep, Eat, Drink, Buy, Get In, Get Out, Get Around) don't really apply since the only way of seeing places is on a boat tour. -- Wrh2 17:37, 9 Jun 2005 (EDT)
Yep. I'd though of starting with a Galapagos Wildlife page, with sub-pages for birds, underwater (etc?), then articles for each of the uninhabited islands pointing out the permitted landing places and dive/snorkel spots, with the usual info for the inhabited (two?) islands. Any thoughts? -- DanielC 13:05, 10 Jun 2005 (EDT)
The Galapagos Wildlife page sounds like a good idea (sort of like African flora and fauna). Puerto Ayora probably needs its own article, but the lodging on Isabela Island, San Cristobal Island and Floreana Island can probably be worked into the island pages. I may have some time this weekend to get things started, otherwise go for it and I'll help out as I can. -- Wrh2 15:22, 11 Jun 2005 (EDT)
I've had a start. I think that it's more natural to call the island eg. Floreana, rather than Floreana Island - that's what I've done so far. What do you think?
I've had a start on a standrard layout format on the article for Espanola. Any comments? -- DanielC 11:44, 12 Jun 2005 (EDT)
The Galapagos Wildlife page is awesome -- I'll try and add to it as time permits, although I've suddenly gotten a bit busy. Dropping the "Island" from the article names seems fine, too. I took a stab at making some updates to the Galapagos article, but feel free to revert any of my changes; mostly I was just trying to use the standard template format where it made sense.
And the format you're using for Espanola seems logical to me. Any preference on whether changing the headings to "Visitor sites" and "Underwater sites" might be simpler? Beyond that, I like the idea of making each island page be a description of the island (Understand) with a listing of land sites (Visitor sites) and snorkeling/diving sites (Underwater sites); there doesn't seem to be much else to add unless there is somewhere to sleep or a permanent research site, in which case a Sleep or Work section might be called for. -- Wrh2 03:23, 13 Jun 2005 (EDT)
As noted on Ryan's talk page, I hit an ambiguity problem on Espanola owing to a similarly named town (plus tilde) in New Mexico, United States that I'm working on. Have tried to disambiguate (by going to Espanola (Galapagos)) there and here, but a photo seems to have been lost in the shuffle. Sorry; can one of you guys look into it? -- Bill-on-the-Hill 20:13, 29 Sep 2005 (EDT)

What to bring[edit]

Is there any reason for the what to bring section under Galapagos Wildlife that seems like it should be in Galapagos Islands rather than a travel page discussing the wildlife you would see.Movera 17:39, 30 April 2010 (EDT)

Moving that information to the Galapagos Island article makes sense - this page was originally started as an experiment, so some of the sections may be unnecessary or non-standard. -- Ryan • (talk) • 17:44, 30 April 2010 (EDT)