Monday, October 5, 2009

To Protect Galapagos, Ecuador Limits A Two-Legged Species

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/05/world/americas/05galapagos.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&ref=world

The population of the Galapagos has doubled in a decade to 30,000 people. The small islands are feeling the environmental impact of so many additional humans.

New species, such as cattle, fire ants, and rats; have been introduced to the islands.

The government has recently expelled more than 1000 poor Ecuadorians.

“We are being told that a tortoise for a rich foreigner to photograph is worth more than an Ecuadorean citizen,”

1 comment:

Donna said...

Hi!
Last year when I did the Galapagos Island Travel I realized how much we have to take care of this world!
Its our responsability us the human race we are, dont you thin?
Thanks for the post