On the ground Reporter
Living Galapagos: Battle for Balance Between Man and Nature In many ways, the Galápagos Islands appear the same as they did two centuries ago. Sea lions waddle onshore in search of a place to rest; a blue-footed booby circles and dives, coming up with a fish; iguanas bask motionless on volcanic rock. In other ways, the islands have changed significantly. Nature now exists side-by-side with a relentless human tide of migrants and tourists, whose arrival outpaces the islands’ ability to sustain them.