The best kept secret of the Galapagos is its inhabitants and not necessarily humans. Because in the islands, they live near 9 thousand animal and vegetable species, many of which are unique in the world.
You can divide animals and plants into three types: Natural species, introduced (brought by humans from the continent) and endemics, which are those that cannot be found anywhere in the world. Among the endemic species we can highlight giant tortoises, blue footed boobies, marine iguanas, etc.
Being an archipelago of volcanic origin with a series of microclimates, in which the species have been able to adapt in a unique way, what draws the attention of several scientists who consider Galapagos as a living laboratory. The species can be divided into two large groups such as terrestrial and marine.
If you are a bird lover Galapagos is your destination since you can see many unique species such as blue footed boobies, frigate birds, pelicans, Galapagos penguin finches and many more. You can also find sea lions near the beach basking in the sun next to the iguanas that camouflage themselves among the rocks.
In addition to the giant tortoises that are the icon and to which the name of this archipelago is due, they are one of the most important links in the theory of evolution since they are unique in the world, but unfortunately they are becoming extinct due to the difficulties at the time of reproduction. The most representative was George who was the only turtle of his species and managed to live several decades.
Marine life is one of the things that should be known in Galapagos, since thousands of marine species inhabit the depths of the ocean that are unique, such as hammerhead sharks, marine iguanas, sea turtles, among others. As for the vegetation you can have its peculiarities because much of it is unique and is home to many of the animals.
The Galapagos Islands are a living laboratory for the large number of animals and plants that are part of it and are constantly evolving so if we want to preserve this unique place in the world it is necessary to practice responsible tourism so that we can have many more years this paradise.</p>