This chapter introduces San Cristóbal Island, and specifically the village of El Progreso, which occupies a Zone of Special Use inside the Galápagos National Park. It outlines various problems faced by the park, especially those associated with invasive organisms and the growth of tourism. It juxtaposes the image of a people-free nature park with the growth of novel or emerging ecosystems, and discusses current disagreements in biological conservation. It presents the study of historic human landscape transformation within the framework of Historical Ecology by combining history, ecology, and archaeology. A chapter by chapter framework of the book is presented.
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