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G eo Factsheet
January 2003 www.curriculumpress.co.uk Number 144

THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS ­
BIODIVERSITY UNDER THREAT?
Introduction
The Galapagos Islands are situated in the Pacific Ocean about 1,000 km The Islands and the marine areas which surround them are areas of global
west of Ecuador and are a province of Ecuador…

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Biodiversity and the Galapagos
Geology of the Galapagos Islands
The Galapagos Islands have a high level of biodiversity and are the only
The Islands are a result of submarine volcanic activity and are
places in the world where you can…

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Fig. 6 Threats to the biodiversity of the Galapagos Islands.

Alien animals introduced Oil needed for boats for tourists and fishing vessels Greater use of fossil
fuels worldwide

Predate on eggs and "Jessica" oil spill
young of birds and turtles…

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5. Climate Change Tourism
As there is increasing evidence of global climate change due to a rise in All visitors to the Islands have to pay an entrance fee of $100, part of
carbon dioxide emissions from human use of…

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Fishing Exam Questions
The National Park only has one patrol boat and has difficulty in patrolling Using an example of a named and located ecosystem you have studied:
such a large area of ocean (another boat has been provided by…

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