Galapagos: Wolf Volcano remains active

The activity in the Wolf volcano, on Isabela Island, continues. This was confirmed by the Minister of the Environment, Gustavo Manrique, during a flyover of the area.

In a statement, the State Portfolio announced that the lava flows are located less than five kilometers from the coast, towards the east side of the island.

Manrique indicated that the direction taken by the lava flows and the general development of the eruption, indicates that the pink iguana population remains out of danger.

According to the ministry, the magma has traveled about 15 kilometers since the start of the activity, it has moved through old lava fields from previous eruptions and over vegetation in the arid zone of Galapagos, where rosewood, chala, romerillo and other forests predominated. species of native and endemic flora.

Danny Rueda, director of the Galapagos National Park, added that there is very little emblematic fauna in the impact zone of the eruption.

He specified that this type of natural processes are part of the normal dynamics of the ecosystems in Galapagos and that the species have adapted to the situation.

He maintained that the populations of iguanas, turtles and birds are found north of the volcano, where historically less activity has been recorded.

As volcanic eruptions are natural processes in the Galapagos Islands, the Ministry of the Environment monitors the phenomenon to document the changes that may occur in the ecosystem.

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