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geography project on the Galapagos Islands

geography project on the Galapagos Islands

jaime carmichael

on 2 May 2012

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Transcript of geography project on the Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands. what problems are there in the galapagos islands? migration tourism illegal fishing introduced species over 300% increase in population 1900 - 9,735
today - over 20,000 predicted 2014 - over 40,00 -pressure on natural resorces
-waste removal attracted by the rich flora and fauna 1960's - 1,000
2001 - 80,000 construction/conservation a threat to tortoise eggs, native iguana species and even penguins Four goats were introduced to the Santiago Islands in the early 1800's, went rampant and one estimate calculated that their population had grown to nearly 100,000 responsible for a declining number of caterpillar larvae, a food source for finches how can the Galapagos have a sustainable future? eradication of alien species feral goats are now eliminated from many of the small islands dogs are now absent from isabela island re-introduce original species recently the elephantine tortoises have been put on a reproduction program and this has increased their numbers dramatically educate the inhabitants! help their inhabitants understand the larger picture and need for conservation create responsible tourists enforced park guidelines can help preserve the Galapagos for the future cause awareness Other than what little budget it receives from the Republic of Ecuador, the National Park relies entirely on funding from fundraising efforts of the Charles Darwin Foundation, Inc. and other private organizations
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