Category Archives: Cruising

Can tourism to the Galápagos ever be sustainable?

 By Guardian Unlimited Travel / News The recent discovery of a rat in the Galápagos archipelago, alleged to have arrived on British cruise liner MV Discovery, has alarmed conservationists. Local wildlife expert Julian Fitter explains why the islands cannot sustain … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Galapagos : World Heritage Destinations Rated (National Geographic Traveler)

From National Geographic Traveler, USA: Text by Jonathan B. Tourtellot In 1973, when the U.S. became the first country to sign the World Heritage Convention, the idea was for global recognition to encourage protection of the world’s great natural and … Continue reading

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