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Galapagos Wins Top Honors: “Best Green Destination”

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The Galapagos Islands earned top honors at the 2012 World Travel Awards convention and was named “Best Green Destination” in South America.

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The Galapagos Islands earn the award World Travel Awards 2012 as the best green destination in South America

Galapagos Islands won the award as best destination “green in South America at the World Travel Awards (WTA) 2012, considered the Oscar of tourism.

The Galapagos Islands, in 1979 declared National Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco), were nominated for major international prize next to Bahia (Brazil), Buenos Aires (Argentina) , Lima (Peru), Machu Picchu (Peru), Santiago (Chile), Sao Paulo (Brazil)

The WTA is an award with 19 years of experience that recognizes and celebrates excellence in all sectors of the tourism industry and travel around the world. This event is led by the U.S. newspaper The Wall Street Journal. In 2011, the award has led the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro.

On September 8, 1978, the Heritage Committee of Unesco, signed the document which falls to the Galapagos Islands, as the first Natural Heritage Site.

The natural beauty of the islands, the diversity and uniqueness of species living, their volcanic origin, dynamics permanent geological formations and variety of changes, being considered a living laboratory of evolutionary processes still running, plus it made room for the development of a large number of animal and plant species that exist nowhere else in the world, make a site Galapagos global importance to the common heritage of mankind.

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