Galapagos island tourism choice that has tremendous appeal. Many tourists who come to visit this island of the Galapagos. In addition to natural pemandan meinkmati also see Galapagos tortoises are known. as well as other fauna such as iguanas and sea darata and sea birds may not fly.
Galapagos Islands or the Galapagos course is an archipelago of 13 volcanic islands and rocks located in the Pacific Ocean around 1,000 kilometers north-west coast of South America. politically part of Ecuador’s. Galapagos. Oldest island around 4 million years old and the youngest is still in the process of forming.
Galapagos is famous for a large number of endemic species and the research conducted that took Charles Darwin discovered the theory of natural selection. The islands are divided into two parts: north and south of the equator. Equator through the northern part of the largest island, Isabela.
Galapagos established as a nature reserve in 1959, protects the archipelago is 975%. The rest is given to human settlements that already existed at that time. around 1,000 to 2,000 people live there. In 1972 a census carried out and recorded a number of 3488 souls. Until the 1980s, this number had increased to 15,000 in the surrounding seas orangPada. 1986 declared a marine reserve. Galapagos UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1978, which was later extended in December 2001 to include the marine reserve area.
In the Galapagos Islands has an important and unequaled species such as, land iguana (Conolophus subcristatus), marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus – the only type of iguana that ate food from the sea), Galapagos Giant Tortoise (Geochelone elephantopus, known as the language Galápago Spain) is an animal from which the name of the islands, 13 species of endemic birds finches, Galapagos Penguins (Spheniscus mendiculus) and sea birds are not flying (Nannopterum harrisi) (source: wikipedia)