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Galapagos Islands Environment Controversy

Portions translated from El Universal The decision to remove Galapagos Islands from UNESCO’s endangered list has created a controversy with other environmental organizations concerned about the well being of the island’s ecosystem. Yesterday, the International Union for Conservation of Nature … 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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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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