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Galapagos Islands in Danger of Invasion by Huge Chinese Fishing Fleet

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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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BREAKING NEWS: A 260 boat-strong Chinese fishing fleet has been detected surrounding the Galapagos islands off the coast of Ecuador, according to the country’s navy. WE MUST ALL SIGN THE PETITION TO PROTECT THE WILDLIFE THERE & SHARE THIS TO MAKE THIS GO VIRAL so the ships stop disturbing this UNESCO World Heritage Site celebrated for its unique wildlife and biodiversity! Currently, the ships are outside a 188-mile wide exclusive economic zone around the island, but their presence has already raised the prospect of serious damage to the delicate marine ecosystem, said a former environment minister, Yolanda Kakabadse. “This fleet’s size and aggressiveness against marine species is a big threat to the balance of species in the Galápagos.” 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 and we MUST all help protect this important ecosystem by signing the petition to stop allowing these vessels to get away with this (see link in our story/highlights) and sharing this with everyone we know because it’s going to take widespread international pressure and much more news coverage to stop this environmental tragedy from happening! We cannot allow a repeat of 2017 when the Ecuadorean Navy captured a Chinese vessel, The Fu Yuan Yu Leng 999, which was part of a similar-sized fishing fleet, and found to be carrying 300 tons of marine wildlife, with more than 6,000 illegally killed sharks. WE CANNOT ALLOW THAT TO HAPPEN AGAIN HERE so please sign the petition/share this news with your followers & tag people, celebrities, influencers and news media who need to see it and let’s protect the marine life of the Galápagos Islands! Thank you for the heads up @sosgalapagos @jim_abernethy #galapagosislands #saveouroceans #stopillegalfishing #karmagawa #savethereef

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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!

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram and share the information with your family and loved ones so that they can sign, as well.

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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