The Galapagos Islands nature paradise

The Galapagos Islands nature paradise, with a sordid and scandalous history. The islands are 950 km off the coast of Ecuador. The Islands were discovered in 1535. As a regular stopover for whaling ships, it became a place to pick up much-needed provisions. However, in 1832 Ecuador claimed the Islands as their own and continued to control the Islands. Additionally. it was a popular fishing spot for Ecuadorian fishermen, and it was also used as a penal colony.  The Galapagos […]

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