( see also: lomba burung )
Galapagos is famous for a large number of species endemisnya . The study by Charles Darwin in this place takes on the findings of the theory of natural selection . One of the unique species are the giant Galapagos tortoise , which is hundreds of years old .
Galapagos designated as a nature reserve in 1959 , 97.5 percent of protecting these islands . In 1986 the surrounding oceans declared as marine reserves . UNESCO set Galapagos as a World Heritage Site in 1978 , which was extended in December 2001 to include the marine reserve area . Charles Darwin Foundation is dedicated to the maintenance of these islands was founded in Belgium in 1959 .
( see also: lomba burung love bird )
Unfortunately the location of the remote and isolated Galapagos did not make the endangered species that live on this island protected . It is estimated that five percent of the endangered species that exist on the island has become extinct , due to pressure from tourism and other species .