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14.6 million hectares is the new figure the Galapagos Biosphere Reserve

07Aug

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) approved the expansion of the Archipelago of Columbus Biosphere Reserve to 14.6 million hectares, also they approve their new name “Galapagos Biosphere Reserve”, making the Archipelago one of the most important  and, the largest marine reserves in the world.

The designation states that all environmental services applied in the reserve are of high importance for the preservation of animal and plant life. According to the changes made, these next steps would consist of the management plan and the establishment of a management committee of the Biosphere Reserve. The Columbus Archipelago Biosphere Reserve, now known as the Biosphere Reserve, was created in 1984, when it initially included only the land area with 772 thousand hectares.

The process to integrate the surrounding marine area began in 2015, the year where the proposal was presented to Unesco. With the increase in the marine area, 14.6 million hectares are reached.

Therefore, Casa Natura Galapagos Lodge aims to contribute to the conservation of species and natural areas on the islands. For us it is extremely important to raise awareness in our guests about all the efforts made to maintain biodiversity and balance in this natural paradise. If you are looking for a hotel in Galapagos that connects you directly with nature, Casa Natura Galapagos Lodge is the ideal place for you! Write us at ecolodge@casanaturahotel.com to book your stay and tours in the best hotel in Galapagos.

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