Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Do It Now

One of the places recommended in an article, Places to visit before they disappear, are the Galapagos Islands.

Readers are informed that 100,000 tourists visit the Galápagos annually, resulting in the introduction of invasive species like pigs (smuggled in by workers) and rats (stowed away on boats) and landing the destination on the World Heritage Site Danger List from 2007 to 2010. Environmentalists warn that the islands aren't yet in the clear. Tourism continues to rise 12 percent year over year with the infrastructure alone threatening to forever alter the once isolated islands.

Sounds like the last thing they need is publicity bringing them more tourists and the scientific community is united in that fact.


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