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category: Blog
Created: 05 December 2017

Galapagos was declared a national park in 1959, in order to protect the 97.5% of the terrestrial surface of the archipelago. The remaining area is occupied by human settlements that already existed at the time of the declaration. By then, approximately 1000 to 2000 people lived in four islands. In 1972 a census determined that 3488 people lived in Galapagos, but in the 1980s this number had increased markedly to more than 20,000 inhabitants.

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category: Blog
Created: 01 November 2017

A certain day while watching the waves of the sea, Ricardo Flores decided it was time to take out of his library the memories of his "beloved Galápagos"...

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category: Blog
Created: 27 October 2017

The Galapagos Islands are one of the most prestigious nature destinations in the world, and more than 90% of the insular and maritime territory is protected, which means that some areas have very limited access; however, the reward of traveling to this corner of the world is indescribable.

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category: Blog
Created: 28 September 2017

Galapagos tortoises (Chelonoidis nigra) are in danger of extinction. Many species have disappeared, and very few of them are alive today. Experts claim that it is unlikely to restore them in the near future; but recently, an international team has found by chance, some hybrid turtles descendants of extinct species in Isabela Island. In this regard, scientists believe that pirates or whalers may have transported the turtle from one island to another.

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category: Blog
Created: 29 August 2017

A delegation from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) will carry out a monitoring mission in the Galapagos Islands as part of the recommendations made by UNESCO at the 40th World Heritage Committee meeting.

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category: Blog
Created: 14 August 2017

Experts from the Geophysical Institute of Ecuador, the University of Cambridge and the Galapagos National Park (PNG) investigated the volcanic activity of Wolf Volcano located in the Galapagos Archipelago, in order to improve the volcanic hazard assessment.

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