Science and Conservation in the Galapagos Islands
In this launch of the Galapagos series, this book provides a broad “framing” assessment of the current status of social and ecological systems in the Galapagos Islands, and the feedback that explicitly links people to the environment. It also highlights the challenges to conservation imposed by tourism in the Galapagos Islands and the attendant migration of people from mainland Ecuador to service the burgeoning tourism industry. Further, there is an emphasize on the status of the terrestrial and marine environments that form the very foundation of the deep attraction to the Islands by tourists, residents, scholars, and conservationists.
First volume in new series on Galapagos Islands Highlights the challenges to conservation imposed by tourism in the Galapagos Islands Focuses on the social and ecological shocks to the people and environment of the Galapagos