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Historical Ecology and Archaeology in the Galápagos IslandsA Legacy of Human Occupation$
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Peter W. Stahl, Fernando J. Astudillo, Ross W. Jamieson, Diego Quiroga, and Florencio Delgado

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780813066271

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813066271.001.0001

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Galápagos, San Cristóbal, El Progreso, and Colonos in a Changing World

Galápagos, San Cristóbal, El Progreso, and Colonos in a Changing World

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Historical Ecology and Archaeology in the Galápagos Islands

Peter W. Stahl

Fernando J. Astudillo

Ross W. Jamieson

Diego Quiroga

Florencio Delgado

University Press of Florida

This chapter summarizes the human history of Galápagos and its legacy in the contemporary context of a protected natural area and popular destination for conservation tourism. The recent history of contemporary human residents of the island is examined from Cobos’s death in 1904 through the growth of conservation and ecotourism after the Second World War. The direct and indirect impacts of the current situation on local resources and resident populations, and the responses of islanders and governments to them, are discussed. Consideration is given to the future of Galapagueño culture as the islands transition from a production-based economy to one based on services, especially tourism.

Keywords:   Galápagos, Conservation, Cobos, Tourism, Ecotourism, Economy, Resident populations, Galapagueño culture

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