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Discovery Initiatives Cruise Location the Galapagos Islands is Used as a Location for a BBC TV Nature Series

Cirencester, United Kingdom, February 01, 2008 --( The Galapagos Islands are to feature in a new series starting this Monday 4th February at 9pm on BBC One, called Life in Cold Blood.

"Sir David Attenborough begins the story on the Galapagos Islands, among massed ranks of marine iguanas. Stunning thermal imagery reveal how these lizards bask in the sun until they are as warm as he is, and then pour like hot golden lava into the cold sea as the heat they have accumulated powers their dives."

As well as marine iguanas, the giant tortoises of the Galapagos also star in this 5-part series, and part of the filming took place at the Charles Darwin Research Station where David Attenborough discussed the plight of Lonesome George with Felipe Cruz, the Director of Technical Assistance at the CDF.

Discovery Initiatives (DI) is not only one of the original nature tour operators to operate in the Galapagos islands but still has some of the most distinctive cruises, including its 10 day cruise, and each year raises over £10K to fund an important part of the research at the Charles Darwin Research Centre.

You can enjoy the Galapagos on one of DI’s own chartered 10 day cruises in aid of the Darwin Foundation, or the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, or as a tailormade cruise on one of a range of specially selected small boats.

Enjoy the Beagle sailing boat from 29th April for 8 day cruise from only £1895pp including flights to/from Quito to Galapagos or join DI’s inclusive 10 day cruise in November from the UK for £4685pp.

For details please call Julian Matthews or Frangelica Flook on 10285 643333 or visit their website

About Discovery Initiatives

Discovery Initiatives provides inspirational small group and tailor made journeys, which combine the highest standard of service, accommodation and expertise to the best wilderness regions in the world, in support of some of the world’s leading wildlife and conservation institutions and organisations.

Conservation, ethical and responsible travel is at the heart of everything the company does. Expeditionary journeys are often led by world renowned experts and the company has raised over £750,000 in support of conservation in the last 10 years.

For further information, please contact:

Justin Wateridge
Discovery Initiatives
Tel: 01285 643 333

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Discovery Initiatives
Justin Wateridge
01285 643333

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