January 10, 2013

Today's Galapagos vs. Darwin's Galapagos

Rebecca Willis, Intelligent Life


AP Photo

SOME DIFFERENCES BETWEEN Charles Darwin’s visit to the Galápagos islands in 1835, and ours in 2012:

We go ashore for a couple of hours in our organised group at a designated landing place in a time-slot allocated by the National Park Service. We walk on paths marked by black-and-white posts, and if we stray the guide calls out urgently: "Please come back! We don’t walk there!" We must leave the island and be back on board our boat by 6pm.

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TAGGED: Galapagos Islands, Conservation, Charles Darwin