Seems like Ecuador's president, Correa, wants to "protect" the Galapagos Islands limiting tourism and residency permits. Here is a link to the article that was posted on CNN:
Remains to be seen if this government will be any better than the previous ones - ah the corruption.
Having been there in 2003 and 2005 I was SHOCKED by the amount of taxis, trash, and unfinished / run down buildings there were in Puerto Ayora. Not to mention the declining population of sharks. In 03 we visited a spot where there were about 20 Galapagos sharks, two years later we did not see any.
Thanks to Claudio for sending the article.