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15 travel destinations being ruined by tourism

By: Bryan Nelson on June 4, 2010, 11:55 a.m.
The Galapagos Islands

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The Galapagos Islands

The unique biodiversity of the Galapagos Islands inspired Charles Darwin to conceive the theory of natural selection. Today, thousands of tourists flock there annually to retrace his footsteps, but this island habitat is extremely sensitive to outside pressure. In 2007, UNESCO added the Galapagos Islands to its World Heritage Sites in Danger List.