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The endangered lava gull

The islands born of Fire: The Origin of Species

February 26th 2008
The islands of the Galapagos, derive their name from the Saddle-Backed tortoise (Galapagos means saddle in Spanish) and are situated 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador. The Galapagos are vastly more interesting with the benefit of some prior reading about their origins, familiarising oneself with some of the wildlife and also about Darwin himself. Although presented often in documentaries as a k ... read more
South America » Ecuador » Galápagos

Ecuadorian Flag The "Republic of the Equator" was one of three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others are Colombia and Venezuela). Between 1904 and 1942, Ecuador lost territories in a series of conflicts with its neighbors. A b... ... read more
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