Situated 600 miles off mainland Ecuador, the Galapagos are isolated, to say the least, and that’s one reason they remain so unique. But that isolation comes with a high cost during a pandemic. “For seven weeks now, not a single tourist has arrived at the UNESCO World Heritage site that inspired Charles Darwin. Studies of the archipelago’s unique marine and avian wildlife have halted. And residents are making urgent changes, like growing carrots, peppers and tomatoes at home so they don’t go hungry.”




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