Thursday, April 12, 2007

Ecuador wakes up?

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.


Mark said...

Let's just hope they get more folks patrolling the waters, and the corruption under control! No more hostage situations by fisherman.

Felix Leander said...

Hope so - my old man was on The Galapagos during the hostage situation - can you believe the fishermen threaten to kill the turtles...