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:

http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/americas/04/11/ecuador.galapagos.ap/index.html

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.


2 comments:

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...