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Flashcards in The Galapagos Islands Deck (17):
1

What are the 5 principles of ecotourism?

1. minimize impact on the environment
2. build environmental and cultural awareness
3.provide positive experiences for hosts and visitors
4. provide direct financial benefit for conservation
5. provide financial benefits and empowerment for locals

2

Location?

1000km west of Ecuador

3

How many volcanic islands does it have?

50

4

Since 1930 90% of the island has been designated as a what?

National Park

5

When did it become the first WESCO world heritage site?

1979

6

What does it contain?

Most fragile and precious ecosystems

7

What are some of the reasons to visit? (4)

-Trek the rainforest
-Talk to locals
-Eat local food
-Help wildlife

8

What is the benefit of using local food?

Less food miles

9

What do the tourists arrive in after leaving the ships?

Boats

10

How many tourists are allowed ashore at once?

10-16

11

What information do the locals share with the tourists? (3)

-The island
-Environmental awareness
-The wildlife

12

What activities can the tourists participate in under the provision of the locals? (4)

-Underwater sea dives
-Kayaking
-Canoeing
-Animal watching

13

How much does it costs for an 8 day cruise(excluding plane charges)?

£800

14

How much money does the Galapagos Conservation Trust receive from every visitor?

£25

15

Where do the tourists stay?

- Small guest houses which employ local people

16

What type of energy is used?

Renewable

17

When and how much was made a National Park?

1930, 90%