Well Said: Conserving the Galápagos Islands
November 24, 2016
The massive increase of tourists visiting Ecuador’s Galápagos Islands is bringing a new set of challenges for the islands’ ecosystem.
In this week’s episode, we talk to Steve Walsh, the Lyle V. Jones Distinguished Professor of Geography and director of the Center for Galápagos Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Walsh discusses the impact the increase in tourism is having on the islands and what it means for the future of their renowned wildlife.
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