Tourists May be Banned from Galapagos Islands

Ecuador’s famous Galapagos Islands could be off-limits for tourists after the country’s President declared them at risk and in the midst of an environmental crisis. Most famous for inspiring Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, the Galapagos Islands attract thousand of visitors annually, making them Ecuador’s top tourist destination. But introduced species, illegal fishing and a rapidly growing human population have placed pressure on the archipelago. President Rafael Correa has promised to urgently address the threats. Signing an emergency decree to prevent further harm to the islands, he has left open the possibility of suspending tourism permits temporarily

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