National Geographic highlights the beauty of the Galapagos Marine Sanctuary
The natural richness of the Galapagos Islands is praised in National Geographic magazine in an article entitled: Galapagos Underwater: the world that Darwin never saw . The content exposes the world, marine beauty only found in this place called the "crown jewel" epithet that gave Darwin.
In the article written by Enric Sala, the importance of marine conservation in Darwin and Wolf islands that are home to the largest amount of biomass of sharks in the world is detailed, these areas were declared Marine Sanctuary, last March 21 by Executive Decree No. 968 signed by President Rafael Correa, after the expedition Pristine Seas to the Galapagos National Geographic in 2015, in collaboration with the Charles Darwin Foundation.
The expedition called Pristine Seas (Pristine Seas) was held from 2 to December 23, 2015 and toured three zones: Isabela and Fernandina islands; Darwin and Wolf, the delegation consisted of 18 people: representatives of the Ministry of Environment Galapagos National Park, Charles Darwin Foundation, the National Secretariat of Communication, underwater cinematographers and scientists.
For 21 days Dr. Enric Sala, led research Galapagos marine ecosystems with high-tech equipment as the scientific ship Argo, the manned submersible DeepSee, remote cameras depth, decompression chambers, film crew and secondary vessels.
In addition, Miguel Bosé, Spanish artist supported the project NationalGeographic Pristine Seas, and visited Galapagos in December 2015 highlighting the beauty of this place is one of the tourist destinations most famous nature of the world. In a video Bosé Galapagos summarized as a destination that continues to surprise and charmed all who visit.
Pristine Seas explored natural corners of the beautiful Galapagos Islands; in them the information collected showed the extraordinary marine life that developed under the sea in this unique area of Ecuador. The magazine article NationalGeographic makes a very interesting description deGalápagos "a world out of this world, the primeval volcanic landscape has aCharacter, rugged, formed by the violentaenergía inside the planet. Thinkit shows the serenity that gives the inmensidaddel time of geológicos.Lo processes more extraordinary is the magical wildlife quehabita the islands. "
Declaring Marine Sanctuary to the waters surrounding the islands Darwin and Wolf fishing is prohibited in 40,000 square kilometers thus it seeks to conserve marine diversity of the islands to benefit marine life and the people of this place. The article also highlights the relevance in economic dynamics lugarque benefits 25,000 inhabitants, distributed over four islands and about 220,000 tourists a year who visit the archipelago.
Fernando Alvarado Espinel, Minister of Tourism told the magazine that "without the Galapagos tourism would not exist as we know them today." He stressed that WILL want to send a message to the world how Ecuador has protected and preserved its national parks and protected areas, which make "Ecuador a beautiful country to visit and investigate, with a philosophy, declared in its Constitution: recognize the rights of nature. This news about the quality of the marine reserve in the Galapagos Islands will travel around the world, "said the Minister Alvarado.
Raising awareness on marine conservation in the Galapagos Islands and the importance of fighting against the fragile marine ecosystem, it is the central message that this magazine article.