A rat, insects and litter: delights of mass tourism reach Galápagos

From The Guardian, UK:

David Adam, environment correspondent, The Guardian.

Not since Hamelin has the discovery of a rat provoked so much alarm. It was only a single creature, but it had no business being on the island of Santa Fe in the isolated Galápagos archipelago, where conservationists now strive to keep foreign wildlife at bay as effectively as hundreds of miles of open ocean did for millions of years.

The rat is alleged to have arrived on the MV Discovery, a giant British cruise liner that visited the islands in April. Today, the ship is due to return to the Galápagos, and arriving with it are 460 paying passengers, protests and a campaign to protect the islands from such mass tourism.

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A rat, insects and litter: delights of mass tourism reach Galápagos

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About Rene

About Ecuador, Galápagos, the Hospitality & Tourism industry, Conservation and personal Tidbits from a Swiss Hôtelier working in Ecuador & Galapagos and committed to supporting and encouraging local youngsters in Education, Sports and Environmental protection via my Foundation "Nova Galápagos."
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One Response to A rat, insects and litter: delights of mass tourism reach Galápagos

  1. Susila Hoivik says:

    This is absolutely disgusting! There is precious little left of the earth that humans have not ruined … the Galapagos must be saved.

    -Susila,
    working in Kathmandu, Nepal

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