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Flashcards in Ecotourism (The Galapagos Islands) Deck (17):
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Where

1000km from the west coast of South America in the Pacific Ocean

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Belong to

Ecuador

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Famous link

Charles Darwin formulated his theory of evolution

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National Park/marine reserve

90% of the islands are designated as one of these

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When did protection begin

1930s

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Ecosystems

Among the most fragile and precious in the world
First UNESCO world heritage site in 1979
Also a biosphere reserve and whale sanctuary

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Tourist arrival

On small ships that tour the island

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Restrictions

People are only allowed onshore at specific locations in limited numbers

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Price

8 say cruise costs £800 without flights

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Galapagos Conservation Trust

Gets £25 from each visitor's holiday price

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Tour boats

Owned by locals and take 10-16 tourists each

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Ecuador

Brought benefits because generates income

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Pollution

Some sites are overused and oil from boats can pollute the area, putting the islands water supply under pressure

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Benefits of the ecotourism

1. Environmental
2. Economic to local economy
3 Economic to individuals

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Benefits to environment

The ecotourism creates jobs opportunities for present and future inhabitants where jobs wouldn't be available in basic industries such as agriculture due to the fragile environment

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Benefits to the local economy

Local businesses provide the needs of tourists
Tourists stay in small guest houses run by families

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Benefits to individuals

People are employed in guest houses and on boats as guides and this income makes a difference in the household

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