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180 Million Rats Targeted For Extinction In The Galapagos Islands

180 Million Rats Targeted For Extinction In The Galapagos Islands Nov 16th, 2012 at 8:00AM: The Galapagos Islands are considered by many to be one of the top travel destinations in the entire world. Located 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador in the Pacific Ocean, the islands are famous for their unique wildlife that isn't found anywhere else on Earth. Those animals were first observed by Charles Darwin on his famous "Beagle" expedition and inspired him to write "On the Origin of Species"...

New Galapagos travel rules help protect the islands for future visitors

New Galapagos travel rules help protect the islands for future visitors May 5th, 2011 at 8:00AM: A month ago we told you about some significant changes to the rules of travel in the Galapagos Islands that will go in effect in 2012. In a nutshell, the new regulations say that a ship cannot visit the same island twice within a 14-day period, which will likely have an impact on the available itineraries that are currently being offered to visit the place. While the intent of that story was to...

Abercrombie & Kent: Five cinema-cations around the world

Abercrombie & Kent: Five cinema-cations around the world May 22nd, 2010 at 8:00AM: You may not have that look that Hollywood craves, but you still want to get close to the action, right? You want to touch the greatness that comes with being splashed across screens from coast to coast. Thanks to the latest concept from luxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent, you don't need talent. The latest "cinema-cation" packages send you to the locations where some of the hottest movies...

Bowermaster's Adventures -- Overfishing the Galapagos Islands

Bowermaster's Adventures -- Overfishing the Galapagos Islands Dec 9th, 2009 at 9:00AM: The equation is straightforward: Too many people attempting to live permanently in the Galapagos + too few jobs to go around = a percentage are resorting to illegal economies to survive. Shark finning is one of those illegalities, and still growing. Financed by mafias based in mainland Ecuador, fins are taken – hacked off, the useless carcasses tossed overboard – and sent abroad...

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