The Ecuadorian Navy sounded an alarm in response to a possible invasion of the Galapagos islands.
A fleet of 260 Chinese fishing vessels is anchored near their world-famous marine ecosystem.
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The Galapagos Islands are renowned for their unique plants and wildlife.
They’ve even been called a “living museum and a showcase for evolution.”
The area is so beautiful and unique that the UNESCO World Heritage Site has celebrated the area for its wildlife and biodiversity.
The Galapagos marine reserve has one of the world’s greatest concentrations of shark species, including endangered whale and hammerhead varieties.
These aren’t the first Chinese vessels to come around the Galapagos but it’s certainly the largest they’ve seen in years … and their presence raises the prospect of serious damage to the delicate marine ecological community.
“This fleet’s size and aggressiveness against marine species is a big threat to the balance of species in the Galapagos,” Yolanda Kakabadse, a former environment minister told The Guardian.
On Monday, Kakabadse was put in charge of designing a protection strategy for the islands, which lie 563 miles west of the South American mainland.
At Karmagawa and SaveTheReef, we believe we MUST all help protect this world-famous and important ecosystem.
It’s going to take widespread international pressure and much more news coverage to stop this environmental tragedy from happening … and we can’t allow a repeat of 2017 when the Ecuadorian Navy captured a Chinese vessel, the Fu Yuan Yu Leng 999, found to be carrying 300 tons of marine wildlife, with more than 6,000 illegally killed sharks.
Please sign this petition to stop allowing these vessels to get away with what they’re doing!
Tag celebrities and news media so that they can get involved.
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What do you think about the possibility of this fleet destroying the untouched ecosystem many worked so hard to protect? Leave a comment below.
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