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eBook Galapagos (National Parks) ePub

by Phyllis Root

  • ISBN: 0896864340
  • Category: Science Nature and How It Works
  • Subcategory: For Children
  • Author: Phyllis Root
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Crestwood House (November 1, 1989)
  • ePub book: 1581 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1967 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 645

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Galapagos National Park.

Galapagos National Park. It was created under Executive Decree N-17, of July 4, 1959, to commemorate the first centenary of the publication of the book The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin, who inspired his famous theory of evolution by natural selection based on observations made during his stays in these Ecuadorian islands. The executive decree considered the high ecological value of this archipelago, which is why it declares 97% of the land area a National Park, making it the first protected area in the country

Galapagos National Park (Ecuador) This is the only place in the world where wildlife has virtually no fear of humans: Curious Galapagos Sea Lions swim right up to you, and birds such as the Waved.

Galapagos National Park (Ecuador). Named the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978, this archipelago of volcanic islands 563 miles off the coast of Ecuador has fascinated mankind since Charles Darwin’s day. The landscapes are dynamic and remarkably diverse, from the lush green flora of the Santa Cruz highlands (where the famed Galapagos Tortoise roams wild) to the harsh, alien lava fields on Bartolomé. This is the only place in the world where wildlife has virtually no fear of humans: Curious Galapagos Sea Lions swim right up to you, and birds such as the Waved Albatross and Flightless Cormorant nest right beside marked hiking trails.

Galápagos National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Galápagos), established in 1959 and beginning operations in 1968, is Ecuador's first national park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The government of Ecuador has designated 97% of the land area of the Galápagos Islands as the country's first national park. The remaining 3% is distributed between the inhabited areas of Santa Cruz, San Cristóbal, Baltra, Floreana and Isabela.

The Galapagos Island National Park is a truly unique location. And, because it is such a historic and important site, all wildlife lovers should make it a priority to visit the islands. Several of the park’s animal species are endemic to the island, so this is the only place in the world you can see some of them. Have you ever had the chance to visit the Galapagos Islands? We’d love to hear about your experiences.

The Galápagos became a national park in 1959, and tourism started in the 1960s, imposing several restrictions upon the human population already living on the island. However, opportunities in the tourism, fishing, and farming industries attracted a mass of poor fishermen and farmers from mainland Ecuador.

Galápagos National Park is the exotic set of archipelagos for any nature enthusiast giving one the best of both wildlife and adrenaline . Written by. Deepti Gupta.

Galápagos National Park is the exotic set of archipelagos for any nature enthusiast giving one the best of both wildlife and adrenaline pumping adventures. Ecuador’s first national park, Galápagos National Park comprises 97% of the Galápagos Islands. The park is made of lava ruins and has cactus forests. It has a varied topography which is breathtaking.

The Galápagos National Park was established in 1959.

The Galapagos Islands have been recognized as a unique ecosystem since Charles Darwin wrote about the islands in his books The Voyage of the . In 1959, the government of Ecuador created Galapagos National Park

The Galapagos Islands have been recognized as a unique ecosystem since Charles Darwin wrote about the islands in his books The Voyage of the Beagle and On the Origin of Species. Darwin, a biologist studying fossils and animal species in South America in the mid-1800s, used the finches of the Galapagos to illustrate his theory of natural selection. In 1959, the government of Ecuador created Galapagos National Park. In the 1970s, human activity such as agriculture and development was increasing on the islands. The surrounding waters began to suffer from pollution from agricultural runoff and urban waste.

Galápagos National Park. In 1971, the Galápagos National Park Service had its first Superintendent, 2 officers and 6 park rangers on Santa Cruz Island. Satellite photo of the Galápagos islands overlayed with the Spanish names of the visible main islands. In 1974, the Galápagos National Park Service had its first management plan and a team of officials in accordance with the organic structure issued in 1973, with a Superintendent, 2 conservation officers, 40 park rangers to comply with management objectives.

Galápagos National Park, established in 1959 and beginning operations in 1968, i. .26 May 2015 ·. I have never been there but have always had a love for the unique life that survives and thrives on the islands lifes wish to survive is clearly evident in this harsh but beautiful land. Dan Moses recommends Galápagos National Park. 2 November at 22:23 ·. A very educational experience with a great private guide and explanations of the program to protect the giant tortoises. Posts About Galápagos National Park.

Describes the geography, history, and plant and animal life of the Galapagos Islands.