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breaking point video The balance between the economic benefits of the tourist industry and maintaining its unique biodiversity is reaching a critical point. The islands, 600 miles...
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Conservation pays off: UN drops Galapagos from endangered list

United Nations, New York, 29 July 2010 - Ecuador's headway in combating threats posed by invasive species, unbridled tourism and over-fishing has allowed the Galapagos Islands to be removed from the list of World Heritage sites considered to be in danger by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The Galapagos, comprising 19 islands and a marine reserve, are situated some 1000 kilometres from the South American continent. Deemed a World Heritage site in 1978, they have been described as a unique "living museum and showcase of evolution." News Story: www.un.org
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