Title

Ecuador on the Frontier of aChanging Ocean:

Author Information

Maximiliano Bello

Date of Publication

2021 12:00 AM

Security Theme

IUU Fishing

Keywords

IUU Fishing, pattern, galapogos marine reserve, protected area, analysis

Description

The jurisdictional waters of Ecuador cover an area that is five times the size of its land. Located within these vast waters and within Ecuador’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) sits one of the most important natural sanctuaries on the planet. The Galápagos Islands are undoubtedly a “jewel of the Pacific,” with a unique natural history. A visit to the Galápagos represented a turning point in the theories developed by Charles Darwin, when in 1835 he spent five weeks studying the islands’ diverse wildlife while aboard the HMS Beagle. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, today the Galápagos serve as a stark reminder of the growing threat of biodiversity loss and the need for greater environmental action to protect the world’s oceans.1

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Ecuador on the Frontier of aChanging Ocean:

The jurisdictional waters of Ecuador cover an area that is five times the size of its land. Located within these vast waters and within Ecuador’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) sits one of the most important natural sanctuaries on the planet. The Galápagos Islands are undoubtedly a “jewel of the Pacific,” with a unique natural history. A visit to the Galápagos represented a turning point in the theories developed by Charles Darwin, when in 1835 he spent five weeks studying the islands’ diverse wildlife while aboard the HMS Beagle. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, today the Galápagos serve as a stark reminder of the growing threat of biodiversity loss and the need for greater environmental action to protect the world’s oceans.1