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How is Galapagos 6 mths after losing UNESCO endangered status?


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#1 Drew

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 06:30 AM

In July 2010, UNESCO voted that the Galapagos islands would lose its endangered status as it was considered properly protected by the Ecudorian government. The BBC/Lonely Planet has an article out questioning whether the decision to remove the endangered status was premature. I wonder if they took into consideration the fishing of sharks etc. That seems to be off the table as far as I can see, which is a pity.

http://www.bbc.com/t...agos-been-saved

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 06:36 AM

In July 2010, UNESCO voted that the Galapagos islands would lose its endangered status as it was considered properly protected by the Ecudorian government. The BBC/Lonely Planet has an article out questioning whether the decision to remove the endangered status was premature. I wonder if they took into consideration the fishing of sharks etc. That seems to be off the table as far as I can see, which is a pity.

http://www.bbc.com/t...agos-been-saved



The link is not any good for us folk in the UK though. I will see if I can find an alternative.

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