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HISTORY

The Galapagos Islands is an archipelago of volcanic islands and are located 622 miles in the east pacific, it belongs to Ecuador in South America, and these islands were declared World Natural Heritage by the UNESCO in 1979. The islands are famed for their vast number of endemic species for its natural landscapes, its unique animals and plants and how forget that this place was inspiring for Charles Darwin and his evolution theory that revolutionized the whole world. Galapagos are formed of 13 big islands, 6 small islands and about 107 islets and rocks. In this place you can find beautiful white sand beaches, unique animals, and unforgettable adventures discovering the magic that involves these islands of volcanic origin.

1535 
Fray Tomas de Berlanga discovered The Galapagos Islands.
1832 
The Republic of Ecuador took official possession of The Galapagos Islands.
1835 
The vessel H.M.S. Begale arrived to The Galapagos Islands, on board was the young naturalist Charles Darwin.
1934 
The first protection laws were proclaimed.
1959 
The Galapagos Islands were declared a National Park.
1968 
The Galapagos National Park was created in order to protect the biodiversity of the islands.
1979 
UNESCO declared The Galapagos Islands as a Natural Heritage Site.
1985 
UNESCO declared The Galapagos Islands a Biosphere Reserve.
1986 
The Ecuadorian Government created The Marine Resources of Galapagos.
1990 
The archipelago was declared a Whale Sanctuary.
1998 
The “Special Law for the Conservation and Sustainable Development of Galapagos Province” was approved. Which includes the 40 miles delimitation of The Galapagos Marine Reserve.
2001 
UNESCO included The Galapagos Marine Reserve in the list of Natural Heritage Sites.
2012 
The legendary Lonesome George tortoise died.
2016 
The Ecuadorian Government declared the zone between Wolf and Darwin Islands as Marine Sanctuary for the variety of species of sharks in one place, specially Hammerhead Sharks.




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