The Galapagos Today

Known as the Enchanted Islands for their mystique, the Galapagos Islands have captivated visitors for centuries. Today, tourism is a mainstay, with the islands attracting more than 100,000 travelers each year.

Since the establishment of the Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz Island, scientific expeditions in the Galapagos have forged ahead, leading to groundbreaking discoveries and providing a wellspring of knowledge guiding long-term preservation programs and protecting native Galapagos animals and plants.

Visitors today leave the Galapagos with a greater appreciation for this fragile ecosystem and the crucial need to protect it for future generations.

Happy children getting eye to eye with marine iguanas! © Emily Supernavage

Happy children getting eye to eye with marine iguanas! © Emily Supernavage

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