Galapagos Islands: struggle against invasive plant species

Posted on April 12, 2013 • Filed under: Ecuador, Enviromental Issues, Galapagos Islands

By accessing the Galapagos National Park nursery in Santa Cruz, a cool breeze keeps each floor arranged one after another in a constant dance. The most diverse shades of green leaves and stems exhibited in all sorts of shapes, sizes and textures. Each species is unique, so is looking to remain endemic or native Galapagos. Its mass production is to meet the demand in agricultural areas and areas attacked by introduced species. Starting in 2010 have been replanted 110,000 seedlings of various species, says Rafael Chango, botanical specialist. Read Article

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