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The Galapagos K-9 Police Unit Detects Wildlife Crime

Source…Sea Shepherd News En Español The K-9 unit of the Ecuadorian Environmental Police recently prevented an illegal exportation of two marine iguanas, an emblematic species of the Galapagos archipelago that has been protected since 1959. On September 30, 2010, the … 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 in danger…(well written and so true…RH

By John Herzfeld…Go To Source… John Herzfeld, a teacher at Louisville Collegiate School, returned in December from studying in the Galpagos I was snorkeling in 15 feet of cool ocean water, pursuing a parrotfish, when instinct made me turn my … 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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Galapagos – See it Before it Disappears: Reconciling and Regulating Disaster Tourism

Carissa Bluestone, 27 Aug 09 In 2007 The New York Times wrote a snarky piece on disaster tourism. “Vanishing” was the watchword that year as the media compiled must-see lists of disappearing landscapes and publishing companies raced to put out … 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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Pros and cons of tourism in the Galapagos

Posted By: Michael Kerr at Feb 12, 2009 Posted in: Travel , The Window Seat Perhaps Andrew Marr (Darwin’s Galapagos islands under threat from tourism) should have spoken sooner about the threat to the Galapagos Islands. As early as last … 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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