Galapagos Islands

Sites, like travel groups or service providers, have begun to include educational information. However, the quality is mixed.

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Challenges Facing the Galápagos Islands

The Galápagos Islands face serious challenges for the long-term survival of their terrestrial and marine ecosystems. Tourism, for example, funds scientific research and provides revenue that helps give the Ecuadorian government the incentive and resources to protect the islands. Tourism, however, creates other problems, such as invasive, introduced species and burgeoning population growth. This thoughtful…  learn more

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Galapagos Conservancy: Biodiversity

The Galapagos Conservancy site has a wide range of resources, with information on the history of the Islands, biodiversity, conservation challenges and "Sustainable Tourism". Check out their "wallpaper" and Gallery sections.  learn more

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The Galapagos Islands

Since Darwin's time, the natural wonders of the Galapagos Archipelago have inspired and awed its visitors. This 23 minute YouTube adventure follows Fred and Peggy Hillman's journey from Quito Equador to many of the Galapagos Islands. They come face to face with boobies, iguanas, frigate birds, sea lions, albatrosses, fur seals, iguanas, penguins, flightless cormorants…  learn more