Galapagos Islands: proposal of population limits to curb effects on ecosystem

Posted on December 2, 2012 • Filed under: Ecuador, Enviromental Issues, Galapagos Islands, Politics, TRAVEL

The Galapagos Islands authorities seek to control birth through extra rules regent special law to prevent overcrowding and protect this natural World Heritage Site.
Residents in these islands of Ecuador increased from 300 in 1950 to 25,000 in 2010, while about 30 years ago came to its shores around 20,000 visitors a year and in 2011 entered 185 000.

Migration is another issue to be reviewed once in this overseas territory of Ecuador is only allowed to live permanent or temporary residents. Edwin Naula, director of the Galapagos National Park, said he was looking to achieve a sustainable development of this strategic territory, without causing disruption and irreversible effects on the ecosystem. Read Article

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