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The Galapagos Islands

Jan 25, 2010

The Galapagos Islands became a part of Charles Darwin’s theory, evolution by natural selection. This beautiful place is located in the eastern Pacific Ocean, 973 km off the west coast of South America. The island contains any archipelago of volcanic islands, which consist of 15 main islands, 3 smaller islands, and 107 rocks and islets.

The Galápagos Islands and its surrounding waters are part of a province, a national park, and a biological marine reserve. The islands have a population of around 23,000 and become homeland for more than 40.000 peoples. Five of the islands are inhabited: Baltra, Floreana, Isabela, San Cristobal and Santa Cruz.
Beside that, The Galapagos islands are famed with their vast number of endemic species were studied by Charles Darwin during the the voyage of the Beagle. Then these islands become conservation area to protect the native flora and fauna. The Ecuadorian government also declared 97.5% of the archipelago's land area a national park, excepting areas already colonized.



In 1978 UNESCO recognized the islands as a World Heritage Site : wildlife is its most notable feature. But Introduced plants and animals, such as feral goats, cats, and cattle, brought accidentally or willingly to the islands by humans, represent the main threat to Galápagos. For this day, Galapagos Island also becomes a famous of tourism object. Many environmental threats such as, illegal fishing activities, introduced of new species that invaded large areas and eliminated endemic species in some of the humid zones, Non-native animal and some parasites inhabit the islands and also The fast growing poultry industry. The Galapagos Islands are on demand and in 2007; UNESCO put the Galápagos Islands on their World Heritage in Danger List.




5 comments:

Bandit Pangaratto™ said...

wow...

semoga spesies" langkanya bertahan dan bisa berkembang ya...!


*indah kali lah itu kulihat bah...!
*berapa ongkos kesono?

heheheh

January 25, 2010 at 7:42 PM
BrenciA KerenS said...

kereenn..... binatangnya bagus..bagus..lucu2 dan nggemesin...

January 26, 2010 at 4:34 PM
richo said...

wow thas an amazing view, when u invite me to go there free hehhe

February 4, 2010 at 1:52 PM
Zuri said...

The Galapagos Islands are the most incredible living museum of evolutionary changes, with a huge variety of exotic species (birds, land and sea animals, plants) and landscapes not seen anywhere else.

February 5, 2010 at 1:01 PM
-Gek- said...

Kapan aku dicium kek gitu??
Hayoo ke sana yukkksss??
Nabung sana!
:))

February 5, 2010 at 2:56 PM

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