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Volcano volcano erupts, shelter for Galapagos pink iguanas – News



«# Galápagos | Volcano Volcano begins to erupt (…), ”- said the Galapagos National Park (PNG) on their social media accounts.

Volcano Wolf is located in the north of Isabela Island, the largest in the Galapagos archipelago, about 100 kilometers from settlements. The slopes are home to the pink iguanas (Conolophus marthae), a unique species in the world.

PNG has yet to report whether the population of reptiles and other animals is endangered. The Wolf Region is also home to yellow iguanas (Conolophus subcristatus) and giant tortoises (Chelonoidis becky).


A photograph of the pink iguana Conolophus marthae, published by the Galapagos National Park, at Wolf Volcano on Isabela Island in the Galapagos Archipelago, Ecuador on August 6, 2021.

credits: Galapagos National Park

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A photograph of the pink iguana Conolophus marthae, published by the Galapagos National Park, at Wolf Volcano on Isabela Island in the Galapagos Archipelago, Ecuador on August 6, 2021. credits: Galapagos National Park

The Geophysical Institute of Quito reported that around 00:20 (local time) this Friday, a new eruption “became apparent” of the 1707 meters high volcano, which ejected a cloud of gas and ash that reached almost 3800 meters above sea level.

“There is no population near the volcano or in the direction of the ash clouds,” the institute said in a statement.

Previous activity from the volcano, the highest in the Galapagos Islands, located 1000 km off the coast of Ecuador, took place in 2015, when it erupted without affecting the main fauna, after 33 years of inactivity.

In August, Papua New Guinea reported that after an expedition to Mount Wolf, it counted 211 specimens of pink iguanas, which were introduced as a new species in 2009. Animals exclusively occupy an area of ​​25 square kilometers.

The Galapagos Islands, named after their giant tortoises, were the natural laboratory of the English scientist Charles Darwin for his theory of the evolution of species in the 19th century.

Isabel is also home to the active volcanoes Darwin, Alsedo, Cerro Azul and Sierra Negra.

The Galapagos archipelago has a unique flora and fauna on the planet and is part of the world biosphere reserve.

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Kyiv is negotiating with Moscow on the release of foreign fighters – News



Moscow is holding captive “thousands” of Ukrainians and “military personnel from all over the world who have volunteered” to defend Ukraine, Zelensky reminded in statements to the US television channel NBC.

The head of the Ukrainian state thanked for the support of volunteer fighters, whom he considers “heroes”, and confirmed that negotiations are underway to release those who were captured.

“Everyone understands that the war in Ukraine today is here on this earth, but tomorrow it can happen anywhere in Europe, and the “day after tomorrow” can happen in the United States,” the Ukrainian president said.

Thus, he added, “it would be absolutely fair to say that the war in Ukraine is already a war in Europe and the United States, only – territorially – it is happening here.”

Zelenskiy’s announcement came on the same day that the defense of British citizen Sean Pinner, who was sentenced to death in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic in eastern Ukraine, announced that he had appealed the sentence.

Pinner, 48, was sentenced to death on June 9, along with fellow Briton Aiden Aislin, 28, and Moroccan citizen Braquim Saadoun, after being found guilty of participating in hostilities “as mercenaries” in support of Ukrainian forces.

Two Britons were captured by Russian forces during Moscow’s siege of the Ukrainian city of Mariupol on the Sea of ​​Azov, Brakim Saadoun was taken prisoner in March.

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Turkey lifts veto on Swedish and Finnish membership in NATO



Turkey lifted its veto on Finland and Sweden joining NATO on Tuesday.

The leaders of the three countries met on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Madrid.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has announced that Turkey has lifted its veto on Finland and Sweden joining the Atlantic Alliance after signing a memorandum that “answers Ankara’s concerns.”

“We have completed a very constructive meeting with the President [da Turquia, Recep Tayyip] Erdogan or President [da Finlândia, Sauli] Niinistö and the Prime Minister [da Suécia, Magdalena] Andersson, and I am pleased to announce that we have reached an agreement that paves the way for Sweden and Finland to join NATO,” Stoltenberg said.

The Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) spoke at a press conference at the Exhibition Park of Madrid, in the northeast of the Spanish capital, where the summit of the leaders of the North Atlantic Alliance is taking place.

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Sweden and Finland applied to join NATO on May 18 after the Russian invasion of Ukraine ended the historic policy of neutrality.

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G20 summit: Draghi says Putin’s personal involvement ruled out



Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said on Tuesday that the presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin at the next G20 summit in Bali was ruled out by the Indonesian presidency of the body.

At the summit of the group of seven most industrialized countries of the world (G7), which ended this Tuesday in Germany, they asked about The Kremlin’s announcement that Putin would attend the Bali summit in November, Draghi said that Indonesian President Joko Widodo ruled out the possibility.

Widodo “was categorical: he [Putin] not to come. What could happen – I don’t know what will happen, but what it could happen, maybe it’s remote interference“said Draghi, whose the country will hand over the G20 presidency to Indonesia in Bali.

The information has not been This was stated by the head of the Indonesian state, Joko Widodo. who will meet on Tuesday in Kyiv with his Ukrainian counterpart in an attempt to achieve a ceasefire in the conflict caused by the Russian invasion.

Joko Widodo, who attended Monday’s G7 summit in Germany, is already on his way to Kyiv, Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said. accompanies the head of state in a video message.

After a visit to Ukraine and meeting with President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, The Indonesian leader is heading to Russia, where he will meet with Putin on Thursday, becoming the first Asian leader to visit the two countries since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24.

Before leaving on Sunday, Widodo said he was going to ask Zelensky and Putin an immediate ceasefire and the search for a peace agreement through dialogue.

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in spite of pressure from countries such as the US, Canada and Australia to keep Putin out of the G20 summit from 11 to 13 November.on the island of Bali, Indonesia still retains its invitation to the Russian leader.

In April, the President of Indonesia, publicly known as Jokowi, sent Zelensky a G20 invitation and said Indonesia was ready to “contribute to the peace effort”.

In the past decade, Russia has been excluded from the group of industrialized countries then known as the G8, renamed the G7 after the 2014 invasion of the Ukrainian Crimean peninsula.

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