Category Archives: World Heritage

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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50th Anniversary of Charles Darwin Foundation and Galapagos National Park

Bureau of Public Affairs Office of the Spokesman Washington, DC July 2, 2009 The Charles Darwin Foundation and the Galapagos National Park have completed 50 years of invaluable service to the global community. During the past half-century, these institutions and … Continue reading

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What Does Galapagos World Heritage Site Signify?

Many of us have heard or read about the famous and magical phrase “World Heritage Site,” but what does it mean? Living in Galapagos, I decided to ask around. I was surprised to learn that only a handful of people … 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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