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Close-up Galapagos

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ISABELA ISLAND, Galapagos Islands — Hundreds of blue-footed boobies form a swirling mass in the air just offshore. They circle, they climb, they dip.
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Presidente Rafael Correa inauguró obras emblemáticas en Galápagos

Presidente Rafael Correa inauguró obras emblemáticas en Galápagos | Galapagos | Scoop.it
Las Islas Galápagos recibió la visita del Primer Mandatario de los ecuatorianos, Eco. Rafael Correa Delgado, quien junto a varios ...
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Many Said It Would Fail, But It Works & It Can Help Change Our World

Many Said It Would Fail, But It Works & It Can Help Change Our World | Galapagos | Scoop.it
Have you heard of Boyan Slat and his plan to clean up the oceans? There’s a good chance you have because his initial story went viral after he did a TEDx talk about how we could clean up the world’s oceans using his device. We first covered this story back in 2013 and at the […]
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floreana mockingbird

floreana mockingbird | Galapagos | Scoop.it
The Situatio n Although it is the finches of Galapagos that are often credited for being the key catalyst for the formation of Darwin’s eminent theory of evolution,...
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What You Can Do With Your Old CDs Is Completely BRILLIANT

What You Can Do With Your Old CDs Is Completely BRILLIANT | Galapagos | Scoop.it
Whatever you do, don't throw out your old CDs.
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The Galápagos islands Trouble on the cards - The Economist

The Economist offers authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science, technology and the connections between them.
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Charles Darwin's famous Galápagos Islands foundation faces extinction - The Guardian

Charles Darwin's famous Galápagos Islands foundation faces extinction - The Guardian | Galapagos | Scoop.it
Forced closure of gift shop a cruel blow for world-renowned research organisation which has failed to adapt and survive
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MIDWAY FILM

Both elegy and warning, Midway explores the interconnectedness of species, with the albatross on Midway as mirror of our humanity.
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Galapagos Bans Plastic Bags - Galapagos Conservation Trust

Galapagos Bans Plastic Bags - Galapagos Conservation Trust | Galapagos | Scoop.it
The Ecuadorian government has passed a new resolution to ban plastic bags in the Galapagos Islands in order to promote environmental responsibility. More...
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Ecuadorean Judge Makes History - Voices of NY

Ecuadorean Judge Makes History  - Voices of NY | Galapagos | Scoop.it
Ecuadorean judge Carmen Velásquez made history, being the first of her nationality to be elected to the Queens Supreme Court.
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The South American Herb Map - Select Latin America

The South American Herb Map - Select Latin America | Galapagos | Scoop.it
by BigGroup. A graphic look at medicinal and edible herbs found through South America. Use this chart for a remedy to just about any illness (although we suggest modern medicine for malaria!). It’s interesting that coca which is used as … Continue reading →
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Warka Water towers pull drinking water out of thin air | Green Prophet

Italian architect Arturo Vittori and his colleague Andreas Vogler designed a low-tech machine, based on passive design, that can produce between 50 and 100 liters of clean drinking water daily, without electrical equipment and independent of land-based water sources. This inexpensive, easily assembled tower was designed specifically for rural communities in Ethiopia that lack access to safe drinking water. Turns out these 30-foot-tall, sculptural towers that pull potable water from the air can
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Galápagos cuenta con nuevos parámetros para la construcción de infraestructura en alojamiento turístico

Galápagos cuenta con nuevos parámetros para la construcción de infraestructura en alojamiento turístico | Galapagos | Scoop.it
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno (Galápagos)-. El Pleno del Consejo de Gobierno del Régimen Especial de Galápagos realizado el miércoles 10 de diciembre, se tomó una decisión respecto al número de habitaciones y plazas máximas autorizadas para construcción de nueva infraestructura de alojamiento turístico.

El cuerpo colegiado provincial resolvió con 7 de 8 votos: “Aprobar el número máximo de habitaciones (35) y número de plazas (70) en el Régimen Especial de la Provincia de Galápagos, en base al informe del Ministerio de Turismo respecto al número de habitaciones y plazas para construcción de nueva infraestructura de alojamiento turístico en la provincia de Galápagos”.

Este parámetro que estaba pendiente de inclusión en espera del estudio técnico del Ministerio de Turismo, se suma a los 117 establecidos anteriormente en la Sesión del Pleno del 29 de agosto de 2014.

Cabe recordar que estos parámetros deben ser cumplidos en primera instancia por los 20 proyectos que actualmente están en evaluación por el Comité Técnico Interinstitucional del Consejo de Gobierno de Galápagos, proyectos que fueron suspendidos por la moratoria establecida en Julio de 2013 y que deben pasar por la evaluación de cumplimiento de los 117 parámetros de construcción, ambientales, turísticos y sociales. Así mismo deben cumplir con el proceso formal y ordenado de obtención que son en este orden: la Precalificación de la Secretaría Técnica del Consejo; Licencia ambiental de la Dirección del Parque Nacional Galápagos; Permiso de funcionamiento del Ministerio de Turismo; Aprobación de planos del GAD Municipal correspondiente; Informe final de la Secretaría Técnica al Pleno del Consejo de Gobierno; Aprobación (o negación) del Pleno del Consejo de Gobierno.

Con esta resolución se desvirtúan los comentarios y rumores de algunos grupos políticos y con intereses específicos sobre la “posible” construcción de “mega hoteles”, pues demuestra clara y objetivamente el número máximo de habitaciones y plazas o camas que se autorizarán para la construcción de nuevos establecimientos de  hospedaje en  la Provincia.

Al respecto, la Presidenta del Consejo de Gobierno, Ministra María Isabel Salvador manifestó que nunca en ninguna otra parte del país se ha generado un proceso tan exigente para la protección del medio ambiente y para el desarrollo socioeconómico local, relativos a la construcción de infraestructura hotelera. “Nuestro objetivo es proteger nuestros frágiles y únicos ecosistemas de Galápagos y fomentar la economía de los habitantes insulares” acotó. / CGG
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These 'Sea Trees' offer protected city-living to wildlife

These 'Sea Trees' offer protected city-living to wildlife | Galapagos | Scoop.it
Let’s face it - we’re doing a horrible job at coexisting with wildlife. Just a few months ago it was reported that populations of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish have declined by an average of 52 percent over the past 40 years, with...
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Floating Greenhouse Powered by Solar, Wind and Tidal Energy

Floating Greenhouse Powered by Solar, Wind and Tidal Energy | Galapagos | Scoop.it
A recently completed floating greenhouse named Jellyfish Barge provides clever green space and a magical riverside glow. The barge’s octagonal structure is comprised of a network of floating barrels and wooden and plastic spokes. Small potted plants are held secure when slid into holes in the spokes. This innovative greenhouse does not rely on traditional farming resources such as fields of soil and environmentally taxing freshwater irrigation systems. It is powered by only solar, wind and tidal
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Conservation in the ​Galápagos Islands

Conservation in the ​Galápagos Islands | Galapagos | Scoop.it
In the awe-inspiring Galápagos Islands, 40 percent of its species are indigenous and 95 percent of its bio-diversity is intact. Yet it is also a place under threat, meaning that tourism needs to be managed carefully.
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Top Documentary Films // ANIMALS OF THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS HD

Top Documentary Films // ANIMALS OF THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS HD. The Galápagos Islands (official name: Archipiélago de Colón, other Spanish names: Islas Galápag...
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Climate change, tourism threaten species conservation in Galápagos Islands - Genetic Literacy Project

Climate change, tourism threaten species conservation in Galápagos Islands - Genetic Literacy Project | Galapagos | Scoop.it
Unesco calls the Galápagos Islands a “living museum and showcase of evolution,” but they are much more than that. The islands have become the world’s foremost
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Mysterious 'Temple Of The Crossed Hands' - Oldest Archaeological Structure Of The Andes - MessageToEagle.com

Mysterious 'Temple Of The Crossed Hands' - Oldest Archaeological Structure Of The Andes - MessageToEagle.com | Galapagos | Scoop.it
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Newly Discovered Class Of Antibodies Could Lead To Universal Dengue Vaccine | IFLScience

Newly Discovered Class Of Antibodies Could Lead To Universal Dengue Vaccine | IFLScience | Galapagos | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered a new class of extremely potent antibodies that effectively neutralize all of the viruses that cause dengue fever, a rapidly emerging disease that has become a leading cause of illness and death in tropical and subtropical regions. The discovery raises hope that these antibodies could be used in the development of a much sought after universal vaccine and better laboratory tests for dengue viruses.
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Ecuador: South America’s Hidden Jewel

Ecuador: South America’s Hidden Jewel | Galapagos | Scoop.it
Travel To Ecuador Your Next Vacation Located in South America, Ecuador is a multi-dimensional, multicultural, and diverse country. With a population of 14 million people, the country hosts more than…
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South American spider named after Beatle John Lennon | Latin Recap

South American spider named after Beatle John Lennon | Latin Recap | Galapagos | Scoop.it
There is a new tarantula species from Western Brazilian Amazonia which has been named Bumba Lennoni in honor of the legendary beatle John Lennon.
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Aora’s solar tulips start shining in Ethiopia, without water! | Green Prophet

Aora’s solar tulips start shining in Ethiopia, without water! | Green Prophet | Galapagos | Scoop.it
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'250-year-old' tortoise dies in Calcutta zoo

'250-year-old' tortoise dies in Calcutta zoo | Galapagos | Scoop.it
A giant tortoise thought to be one of the world's oldest creatures has died in a Calcutta zoo, ending a life that spanned much of modern Indian history.
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