Rábida Island

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Rábida Island
Rábida Island is located in Galápagos Islands
Rábida Island
Rábida Island
Geography
Location Galápagos Islands, Ecuador
Coordinates 0°24′58″S 90°42′39″W / 0.416245°S 90.710897°W / -0.416245; -90.710897Coordinates: 0°24′58″S 90°42′39″W / 0.416245°S 90.710897°W / -0.416245; -90.710897
Archipelago Galápagos Islands
Highest elevation 367 m (1,204 ft)
Administration


Panorama of Rábida Island.

Rábida Island (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈraβiða]), is one of the Galápagos Islands.[1][2] The 5 km² island has also been known as Jervis Island named in honour of the 18th-century British admiral John Jervis. In Ecuador it is officially known as Isla Rábida.

Wildlife[edit]

Brown pelican on red sand.

In addition to flamingos and the bachelor sea lion colony, pelicans, white-cheeked pintails, boobies, and nine species of finch have been reported.[3] The rich wildlife attracts a number of tourists cruises.

In 1971 the National Park Service successfully eradicated goats from Rábida. This introduced species upset the natural environment and led to the extinction of several native creatures including geckos, land iguanas, and rice rats.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eaton, Caroline (August 7, 2014). "The Red Beaches of Rabida Island". ecoventura.com. Retrieved 6 June 2017. 
  2. ^ "Rábida". Galapagos Conservancy. galapagos.org. Retrieved 6 June 2017. 
  3. ^ "RÁBIDA ISLAND (JERVIS), GALAPAGOS". animalcorner.co.uk. Retrieved 6 June 2017.