Galapagos

Impact of plastic garbage reaches the Galapagos Islands

A loud bang as the generator came on, the splashing of the waves against the side of the small blue-and-white fishing boat, and our expedition began. A team of 15 set sail due north on the night of the 20thof February, 2018. ...

Ecuador Creates New Marine Sanctuary at Galápagos Islands: National Geographic Applauds Move to Ensure Greater Protection for Treasured World Heritage Site, Home to World’s Largest Shark Biomass

The government of Ecuador today announced the creation of a more than 15,000-square-mile (40,000-square-kilometer) marine sanctuary around two of the northern Galápagos islands, Darwin and Wolf. In addition, several smaller no-take areas have been created throughout the volcanic archipelago ...