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Premiere of ¨Galapagos, Islands of Evolution¨ produced by National Geographic

21Mar

Last September 8, 2016 was the launch of an important event for Ecuador on the Santa Cruz Island in Galapagos. It was the premiere of ¨Galapagos, Islands of Evolution¨ produced by National Geographic. Since December 2015, it started to film the documentary that highlights the underwater wealth of the Galapagos especially the islands of Darwin and Wolf, where is located the last barrier reef in the Galapagos Marine Reserve.

The documental will be reproduced worldwide through the screen of NatGeo, more than 500 million viewers will be witness the natural wealth that keeps Galapagos. It will create the interest of hundreds of thousands of potential tourist to Ecuador. According to the architect Chafic guest of the event said: ¨I think it is important that these activities are performed, enhance the national and international tourism. Not every day comes NatGeo to your country.¨

GALAPAGOS TRAVEL TIPS

22Sep

CLOTHING

In the highlands region, it is best to dress in layers since temperatures vary, beginning and ending the day quite cool but becoming warm in the midday sun. Wear a sweater over a light shirt and T-shirt, and carry a light, preferably water resistant jacket and umbrella, especially during the rainy season.

In the tropical climates, light cotton clothing is recommended. Bring along a sweater or light jacket since it can cool off in the evenings. In the jungle regions, long-sleeved shirts and long cotton pants, as well as a good pair of walking shoes, are recommended.

PASSPORT AND VISAS

All visitors to Ecuador must have a passport valid for at least six months.Upon entry, all visitors are required to complete a brief international embarkation/ disembarkation card, which is stamped along with your passport. Keep this card in your passport, as it will be required when leaving the country.

ABOUT GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

22Sep

 

Located 600 miles west of Continental Ecuador and on the Pacific Ocean, the Galapagos Islands are perhaps the most precious treasure humankind has in terms of ecological, wildlife and evolutionary studies.   This claim is validated by UNESCO’s declaration of the isles as “World Natural Heritage” and by other scientific studies.

Charles Darwin Foundation will be at The Galapagos Islands for the next 25 years

02Sep

This was stated by Secretary of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation Rene Ramirez. The foundation has worked since 1959 on the islands, which has made several works. For example, they have established the Charles Darwin Research Station in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island 1964, created a herbarium internationally recognized, which contain the world’s largest collection of plants of Galapagos.

Their mission “is to provide science that will help to conserve the environment and biodiversity of the archipelago and that enables decision-makers to work towards a truly sustainable Galápagos. We are doing this within the context of dynamic changes in the commercial, political, and social landscapes of the Galapagos Islands. It is perhaps fitting that in this bastion of evolution, the Charles Darwin Foundation continually evolves as a matter of adaptation.”