The Chinese fishing fleet is just one of the threats to the Galapagos Islands, a UNESCO world heritage site.
The COVID-19 pandemic has made tourism plummet at the Galapagos. It’s laid bare the vulnerability of an economy that's 90% tourism and highlighted the extraordinary beauty and remoteness of the islands. But it’s also brought a new threat to the islands.
This is the moment a crane tipped over and smashed into a barge off the Galápagos Islands, spilling 600 gallons of diesel and prompting an emergency cleanup in one of the world’s most revered natural destinations. Read more:
If We Don’t Protect Endangered Species, Our Kids Will Inherit A World Where A Silverback Gorilla Riding A White Rhino Into Battle Against A Polar Bear Using A Galápagos Tortoise As A Shield Is Not Possible