Protecting the Galapagos Islands Wildlife By deborah tobey
Voted as the World’s Best Islands (Mexico & Latin America) in the August issue of Travel + Leisure, and voted #1 Best Travel Experience of a lifetime in the August issue of Wanderlust (UK), the Galapagos Islands have become one of the more popular tourist attractions in the world. In fact, they’ve gotten so popular that the fragile ecosystem there has become threatened by the amount of visitors each year. In 2012, a new set of regulations will go into effect that may help protect the Islands.
Beginning February 1st of next year, no vessel will be permitted to visit the same site more than once in a given 14 day period. The hope is that this will keep the traffic dispersed throughout the islands, and prevent some of the more threatened areas from becoming too crowded. It should also help to make the overall Galapagos experience a better one with fewer visitors at each site and a greater opportunity for flora and fauna to thrive.
To accommodate these new regulations, all of our ships will offer two different itineraries for 2012. The itineraries, and the sites we visit on each, will alternate every other week.
To learn more about the importance of these new regulations in maintaining the eco-systems of this pristine archipelago watch this video, aired recently by BBC World: Video
For more details about our luxury cruises in the Galapagos Islands, click here, or contact our Galapagos Islands Destination Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Boundless Journeys is an award-winning small group adventure tour operator. With a diverse collection of locally guided, small group itineraries and Private Collection trips around the world, Boundless Journeys offers “The World’s Great Adventures.” The adventure trips for 2-16 guests are active, ranging from leisurely cultural explorations and wildlife safaris to challenging trekking in remote regions ― with plenty of easy to moderate walking and sea kayaking in between.
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