Whose Islands Are They?…Rights In The Galapagos

Published On Wednesday, July 08, 2009  11:38 AM
 
GALAPAGOS, Ecuador— “Indigenous” is a word in vogue today—a way to describe local peoples manipulated, depopulated, or even replaced as the main inhabitants of a region In many places, the struggle for indigenous rights is a hot-button issue. Conservation and development both imply restraints on local economies and growth, forcing governments to work to balance interests. Yet, travel a thousand miles west from the South American mainland to Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands, and indigenous becomes an even more difficult word.
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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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