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Protecting the Galapagos Islands' wildlife


Officials are cracking down on tours of the Galapagos Islands, in a bid to protect the area's iconic species.

Endangered breeds like the giant tortoise, which can live for over 150 years, are protected by the conservation programme.

John McIntyre reports from the reserve.

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