Man Trap

  • Henry Nicholls
Part of the Macmillan Science book series (MACSCI)


Lonesome George is a poster boy for conservation in the Galápagos and beyond. He is what conservation experts call a ‘flagship’.


Giant Panda Cane Toad European Starling Flagship Status Flagship Species 
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Notes and sources

  1. Flagship species: see Leader-Williams and Dublin (2000); Walpole and Leader-Williams (2002); Caro et al. (2004)Google Scholar
  2. ‘Whatever happens to this single animal Charles Darwin Research Station’ (2002)Google Scholar
  3. Avocet as a flagship: see
  4. Hsing-Hsing and Ling-Ling: Anon. (1999) National Zoo’s giant panda Hsing-Hsing dies, CNN Washington; Anon. (2000) Giant pandas: an epic tale at the National Zoo, Communique, FebruaryGoogle Scholar
  5. ‘They represented the world of nature …’: Anon. (2000)Google Scholar
  6. Chi-Chi:
  7. Brighty the Grand Canyon donkey: Wills, J. (2005) Donkey Politics in the Grand Canyon; Annual meeting of the British Society for the History of Science, University of Leeds, 15–17 July; John Wills, personal communicationGoogle Scholar
  8. ‘Brighty provided a way to negotiate the landscape’: Wills, J. (2005) Donkey Politics in the Grand CanyonGoogle Scholar
  9. Komodo dragon as a flagship: Walpole et al. (2001)Google Scholar
  10. ‘A group rather of extinct volcanoes than of isles …’: Melville (1854)Google Scholar
  11. ‘The appearance of this man …’: Porter (1815)Google Scholar
  12. Orchil industry in 19th century: see Hickman (1991)Google Scholar
  13. Development of tourism in the islands: see de Groot (1983); MacFarland (1998)Google Scholar
  14. American Acclimatization Society: Ingold (1989)Google Scholar
  15. ‘Nay, I’ll have a starling …’: Shakespeare, Henry IVGoogle Scholar
  16. Rabbits: see
  17. Cane toad: see
  18. Red fire ant: see Moloney and Vanderwoude (2002)Google Scholar
  19. Black rats: Donna Harris, personal communicationGoogle Scholar
  20. Philornis downsi: Fessl and Tebbich (2002)Google Scholar
  21. Red quinine tree: Buddenhagen et al. (2004)Google Scholar
  22. Control of cottony-cushion scale using the ladybug beetle: Causton et al. (2004); Causton (2005)Google Scholar
  23. ‘The mangrove stands of Puerto Ayora …’: Causton (2005)Google Scholar
  24. ‘He had already procured a little heap …’: Darwin (1845)Google Scholar
  25. Response of marine iguanas to tourists: Romero and Wikelski (2002)Google Scholar
  26. Development of the archipelago: MacFarland and Cifuentes (1996); Snell et al. (2002); Anon. (2003) Energy evolution: renewable energy in the Galápagos Islands, Refocus 4(5): 36–8; Ley (2003); Kerr et al. (2004); Kerr (2005); Boersma et al. (2005); White (2005); Linda Cayot, personal communication; Graham Watkins, personal communication; Leonor Stjepic, personal communicationGoogle Scholar
  27. Jessica spill: Galápagos National Park press releases; see
  28. ‘All of us, as well as the horses …’: de Berlanga (1535)Google Scholar
  29. Woram’s analysis of Berlanga’s letter: Woram (2005)Google Scholar
  30. Special Law for the Galápagos: see Bensted-Smith (1998); Heylings (1999)Google Scholar

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