Five best National parks in the world you must visit; Sagar Malik; Newsbytes

Apart from preserving a nation’s natural wonders like oceans, lakes, forests, jungles, mountains, flora & fauna, National parks are also a great retreat for enthusiasts. From the vast African plains to spectacular South American glaciers, National parks have so much to offer. Here are 5 such parks.

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How to Travel for Good in the Galápagos Islands; Susan Hanson; Virtuoso

The Galápagos Islands promote sustainable tourism by sourcing local guides, managing species’ populations, and limiting tourists.

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The 12 Most Amazing National Parks On Earth; WOW TRAVEL

The world we live in is truly an amazing one with so much diversity in all its forms. Whether it is the tall white peaks of the mountain ranges, the azure blue of the water bodies, the verdant greens of the hills and valleys, or the striking hues of the bare rocks, there’s so much…

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Did Ecuador Give U.S. Permission to Use Galápagos Island Airfield?; Dan MacGuill; Fact Check

Remarks made by Ecuador’s defense minister prompted concern about the UNESCO World Heritage Site in June 2019.

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Ecuadorian government gives Pentagon a base in the Galapagos; Bill van Auken; WSWS

Inviting the Pentagon to use the world-renowned environmental site as a US aircraft carrier is of a piece with the Moreno government’s betrayal of Julian Assange.

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Fears for Galapagos wildlife after US military given permission to use airport; Jimmy McCloskey; Metro

The new agreement is intended to help fight the war on drugs, but conservationists have warned it could damage the islands’ famously diverse but fragile ecosystems…

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Ecuador ‘gives US military permission’ to use Galapagos island as airfield; Tom Embury-Dennis; Independent

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Ecuador has reportedly given the US military permission to use a Galapagos island as an airfield, angering critics in the South American country who say the agreement is unconstitutional.

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Best Small Ship Cruises to Add to Your Travel Bucket List; Jane Elmets; Adventure In You

Looking for a unique travel experience? Check out some of the best small ship cruises in stunning locations such as the Galapagos, Alaska & Croatia!

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Top-rated tourist attractions of Ecuador; Ricardo Minesotor; Foreign Policy

When in Ecuador, expect to find a range of lavish accommodations and adrenaline powered activities. Ideal for visiting all year round, here are top rated tourist attractions of Ecuador to explore:

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Galapagos fauna under threat; AFP

UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Galapagos fauna under threat due to plastic microparticles.

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A Giant Galapagos Tortoise Once Thought Extinct Reappears After a Century; Stefan Andrews; Vintage News

A giant tortoise species native to one of the Galapagos Islands and previously thought extinct, has reappeared after more than a century. The missing…

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Tortoise feared extinct found on remote Galapagos island; AP

A living member of species of tortoise not seen in more than 110 years and feared to be extinct has been found in a remote part of the Galapagos island of Fernandina.

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Galapagos Tourism Increased 14 Percent in 2018; Mia Taylor; Travel Pulse

Over the past three decades, tourism in the Galapagos Islands has grown at an annual rate of about 6.71 percent.

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Darwin’s iguanas help Galapagos restoration; EuroNews

As part of an ambitious restoration project, an ancient species of land iguana returned to Santiago Island after 200 years.

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Iguanas reintroduced to Santiago Island in Galapagos; Daily Sun

A group of more than 1,400 iguanas have been reintroduced to an Ecuadoran island in the Galapagos archipelago around two centuries after they disappeared from there, authorities said on Monday.   The Galapagos land iguanas from North Seymour Island were freed onto Santiago Island as part of an…

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How mapping the Galápagos could create more sustainable cities; Jack Wang; Phys.org

The Galápagos Islands remain one of the most biodiverse spots on the planet—with tortoises, finches and iguanas dotting just 3,000 square miles of land.

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Traveling Divers 2019 Bucket List; Jenny Collister; Sport Diver

What’s on your bucket list? Do you want dive surrounded by soft corals while you watch Mantas doing a dance? Scour the black sand bottom to find crazy critters? Ride the current beside coral reefs with schools of fish gliding beside you? How about look up and seeing hundreds of schooling hammerheads then a whale shark?

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40th anniversary celebration of Quito and Galápagos as World Heritage; Unesco

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Galapagos Islands: Muse of Darwin’s Theory of Evolution; Susan Fourtane; Interesting Engineering

Although Charles Darwin was on the Galapagos for only five weeks in 1835, the wildlife that he found there inspired him to develop his Theory of Evolution.

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10 Interesting Facts About the Galápagos Islands; Kiersten Rich; The Blonde Abroad

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If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ve likely gathered that I’m in love with the Galápagos Islands. The enchanting place is made up of 19 islands and countless islets. Want to learn more? Read on for 10 interesting facts about the Galápagos Islands.

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