The Colorful Human History of the Galapagos Islands
Most visitors to the Galapagos come to see the fascinating wildlife found nowhere else in the world. However, few stop to wonder how the first human inhabitants came to these remote islands that lie 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador -- or how people and wildlife have influenced one another over the last five centuries since human contact. Over the years, the islands have served as a pirate hideout, a penal colony and even a hermitage for a population of one. Join Josy and Annie to learn more about the oft-overlooked human history of the Galapagos Islands.
Originally presented June 25, 2020
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