Galapagos Islands: Global Connections

Submitted by The Catt-Trax2 Team on Mon, 2007/01/08 - 11:11am.

Report prepared by Meaghan Leslie-Gottschligg and Scott Grimsrud, students in BCIT's Fish, Wildlife and Recreation Program.

Canada has very little in common with the Galapagos Islands as far as wildlife is concerned. The hoary bat is the only common mammal species and of course we have our own seals and sea lions. Some concerns that are shared between Canada and the Galapagos Islands are the needs to manage invasive plant and animal species, closely monitor the fishing industry and preserve threatened species. Over-exploitation of natural resources is of great concern to both Canada and Ecuador, as it should be to all countries.