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Darwin's Galapagos under threat


The Galapagos Islands, which provided Charles Darwin with important evidence about evolution are under threat.

The islands' rich unique species are attracting record numbers of tourists and scientists fear that the impact could be devastating.

Leading conservationists made their warning on the eve of the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth.

BBC Environment Correspondent, David Shukman has visited the archipelago and sent this report.


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