Galapagos Islands Removed from Endangered List
July 29, 2010 § Leave a comment
by Associated Press
BRASILIA, Brazil — The Galapagos Islands have been removed from the UNESCO list of sites endangered by environmental threats or overuse.
In 2007, the United Nations body included the World Heritage site on its endangered list because of damage from tourism, immigration and invasive species.
A UNESCO committee meeting in Brazil Wednesday said strong action by Ecuador’s government to battle these problems means the Galapagos Islands are now safer.
Being on the danger list “allows UNESCO to allocate immediate assistance from the World Heritage Fund to the endangered property,” UNESCO’s website said.