Can Darwin's Lab Survive Success?

By: 

A sharp rise in visitors to the Galápagos Islands and the accompanying economic development are threatening the islands' fragile ecosystem.  Since 1990, the number of visitors to the islands has more than tripled.  Non-native plants brought to the islands now outnumber native species.

Called a "living museum" by UNESCO, the Galápagos are where Charles Darwin made historic observations key to the theory of evolution.

A report from the Charles Darwin Foundation on the health of the Galápagos can be found here.

Original Article

Topic: 

Add new comment

Filtered HTML

  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <blockquote> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <p> <div> <br>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Refresh Type the characters you see in this picture. Type the characters you see in the picture; if you can't read them, submit the form and a new image will be generated. Not case sensitive.  Switch to audio verification.