11/05/16

The Galapagos’ fight against alien invaders

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The introduction of alien species is a major problem for the Galapagos Islands, to which the British naturalist Charles Darwin brought immortal fame with his book on evolution, On the origin of species.
 
It’s easy to attribute the proliferation of introduced species to the tourists that flock to the islands every year to experience their pristine nature, but overpopulation is also to blame.
 
This video hears from the director of the Galapagos National Park, Walter Bustos, who explains the scientific and political methods adopted to protect the islands’ fragile ecosystem.