The Galapagos Islands are unique beyond their natural components. Human populations on the islands are the most important authority in the conservation and management of this fragile place. Only 3% of the entire archipelago has been designated for settlements and agriculture.
Alex Hearn, professor at Universidad San Francisco de Quito and researcher at the Galapagos Science Center, has been doing science for several years in the Galapagos Islands and in Cocos Island- Costa Rica.
Tiger Shark Makes Historic Journey From the Galapagos Marine Reserve to Cocos Island National Park
Discovery highlights need to create a marine “superhighway” connecting the two UNESCO World Heritage Sites