The rise of the eco-tourist has led to the Galápagos Islands being added to UNESCO's danger list, reports the New York Times. Between 1990 and 2006, the number of visitors to the archipelago rose 250 percent. The Galápagos now has 748 introduced plant species -- as compared to 500 native ones -- that the Darwin Foundation says could have "severe impacts [on] native biodiversity."
Darwin's Islands Succumb to Darwin's Theory
Jan 29, 2008