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success of tourism in Galapagos has resulted in a rapid population growth
without the growth of structures or economic
activities in line with with the conservation of the islands, on which tourism
Limiting migration to the islands is a key objective and the Ecuadorian constitution has been amended to allow controls to be introduced. Studies are needed to decide how best to proceed to link socio-economic development of the island communities with the protection of the natural beauty . This will include developing an administrative and operational system to fit the unique situation of the Galapagos Islands.
EXPLOITATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES
As a result of tourism, the exploitation of natural resources has been unplanned result by reducing fisheries agriculture and building materials . Tourism, while initially carefully controlled has become less so as it has expanded. A new system must be introduced to control the use of resources and the continued survival of Galapagos.
is a need for strengthening the fisheries regulatory structure control this resource for local consumption rather than for export. The
protection of the marine environment is essential to the survival of the
Park and the prosperity of the
tourism industry. At this time some 800 'new fishermen' in Galapagos and the
program needs to address ways of reducing the number of people involved.