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Emerging Destinations: Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands were the world’s very first World Heritage site

The Galapagos Islands are renowned and celebrated the world over for the abundant number of species that have inhabited the islands for centuries. In fact, studies conducted by Charles Darwin in the islands led to his theory of evolution. For more years than we can count, nature has flourished here relatively undisturbed. Volcanic activity that...  Read More

Curaçao’s Secrets

Curaçao an island in the southern Caribbean Sea, off the Venezuelan coast. The Country of Curaçao, which includes the main island plus the small, uninhabited island of Klein Curaçao ("Little Curaçao"), is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.  Read More

Taking Care of the Galápagos

The Galápagos Islands are home to a wide variety of tropical species, including the Red-footed Booby | Photo credit: Steven Bedard

In 1978, the Galápagos Islands, a province of Ecuador, were recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with the City of Quito, Ecuador’s capital. The Galápagos Islands were chosen by UNESCO as a natural World Heritage Site owing mostly to its pristine ecosystem and unique biodiversity. In 2007, when the Galápagos Islands were added […]  Read More

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