Category Archives: Negative News

Costa Rica fishing boat stopped in Galapagos

The Ecuadorian navy has seized  the Rosa I Costa Rican fishing boat with a cargo of shark meat in the Galapagos Islands.  The Rosa I was stopped about 104 nautical miles northwest of Darwin Island with 75 pieces of shark … Continue reading

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WHALES: FINAL PUSH TO STOP THE HUNT

Your signature is important! Thank you. Rene Heyer Right now, the International Whaling Commission is meeting in Agadir, Morocco to vote on a proposal that would legalize commercial whale hunting for the first time since 1986. The global public is … Continue reading

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Guardaparques rescatan pasajeros de embarcación siniestrada en Galápagos

La nave se accidentó la madrugada de hoy, con 22 personas a bordo, las cuales fueron rescatadas por la lancha patrullera Guadalupe River. La embarcación turística Cormorant II, de tipo catamarán, con matrícula TN-01-00-226, sufrió una avería en sus máquinas, … Continue reading

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Illegal Tuna Fishing Operation Caught in the Galapagos

On the night of June 30th, 2009, the commercial tuna boat Don Mario, from the fishing port of Manta in Ecuador, was caught fishing inside the Galapagos Marine Reserve. At the time of capture, the vessel was 30 miles inside … Continue reading

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Galapagos Islands – Fuel leak from tourist ship pollutes beach

Posted : Thu, 18 Jun 2009 15:59:45 GMT Author : DPA Quito – A diesel leak from a tourist ship polluted a 100-metre stretch along a beach in the island of Santa Cruz in Ecuador’s Pacific archipelago of the Galapagos, … Continue reading

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Darwin’s Galapagos species under threat

When Charles Darwin set foot on the Galapagos Islands, he was so astonished by the unique diversity of plants and animals there that his visit led to him developing one of the most influential scientific theories of all time. By … Continue reading

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Galapagos – ‘How we leapt into the ocean to escape our burning boat in the dead of night,’ by Griff Rhys Jones

Writer and comedian Griff Rhys Jones tells the dramatic story of the boat that burned beneath him off the Galapagos Islands and how he and his wife leapt for their lives  (Go to Source) Dailymail.co.uk It was a discreet knock … Continue reading

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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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