Category Archives: RED FLAG !!!

World War Two bombs found on Galapagos Islands

27 Oct 2010 01:32:07 GMT Source: Reuters * Fishermen discover a dozen buried devices * Official say they pose no threat to public QUITO, Oct 26 (Reuters) – Fishermen have found a dozen bombs believed to be from World War … Continue reading

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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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Galapagos : Tour operator’s failings led to diver’s death

Source : Kent News UK An experienced diver lost her life on a dream trip to the Galapagos Islands after a series of basic failures by tour organisers, a coroner has ruled. Gillingham-born Donna Newton, 40, died after running into difficulties … Continue reading

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Galapagos removed from UNESCO endangered list

BRASILIA, Brazil — The Galapagos Islands have been removed from the UNESCO list of sites endangered by environmental threats or overuse. The island chain, about 620 miles (1,000 kms) off Ecuador’s coast, is home to unique animal species that inspired … 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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Galapagos : Hydrokinetic Energy for Electric Power Production

Source MSR… How Hydrokinetic Energy Works Waves crashing on the beach and rivers rushing through a sloping valley are forces of nature. The power of moving water is obvious to anyone who has stood amidst breaking waves or struggled to … Continue reading

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UNESCO Touts Galapagos Environmental Progress, Warns of Risks…

QUITO – The UNESCO mission that has been monitoring Ecuador’s Galapagos archipelago spoke of progress in the islands’ conservation and improved living conditions for its population, but also warned of possible risks from tourism and the current change of government … Continue reading

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Ecuador Limits a 2-Legged Species to Protect Galápagos

By SIMON ROMERO Published: October 4, 2009 Go To Source…nytimes.com PUERTO AYORA, Galápagos Islands — The mounds of reeking garbage on the edge of this settlement 600 miles off Ecuador’s Pacific coast are proof that one species is thriving on … Continue reading

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How to Protect the Galapagos Islands

By Emme West The Galapagos Islands are astounding, unique, fascinating and relatively untouched by humans. As a marine reserve and a national park, the Galapagos have many restrictions in place to safeguard the islands – so if you plan a … Continue reading

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First Darwin, now global warming reaches Galapagos

By Eduardo Garcia GALAPAGOS, Ecuador (Reuters) – Climate change could endanger the unique wildlife of the Galapagos Islands, and scientists are trying to figure out how to protect vulnerable species such as blue-footed boobies and Galapagos Penguins. Some 175 years … Continue reading

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