The Human Dimension & Why It Matters
The expanding tourism industry has impacted the Galapagos’ local population by contributing to economic change and social issues.
Offshore | 2009

When large ships bring tourists to the islands, the money produced does not stay on the islands. The Ecuadorian continent is currently benefitting from the archipielago's international allure. This is a story about the fight to keep local funds at home.

"There should be a law that all the money earned in the islands stays in Galapagos."
-Carlos Malo