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Ecuador expands protected marine area around Galapagos Islands

Marine iguanas are seen on Santa Cruz Island after Ecuador announced the expansion of a marine reserve that will encompass around 76,448 square miles (198,000 square kilometers), in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador January 16, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

Marine iguanas are seen on Santa Cruz Island after Ecuador announced the expansion of a marine reserve that will encompass around 76,448 square miles (198,000 square kilometers), in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador January 16, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago...more

Marine iguanas are seen on Santa Cruz Island after Ecuador announced the expansion of a marine reserve that will encompass around 76,448 square miles (198,000 square kilometers), in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador January 16, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos
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A sea lion rests on a dock on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, January 16, 2022.  REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

A sea lion rests on a dock on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, January 16, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

A sea lion rests on a dock on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, January 16, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos
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A tourist stands in front of the Pacific Ocean on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, January 16, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

A tourist stands in front of the Pacific Ocean on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, January 16, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

A tourist stands in front of the Pacific Ocean on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, January 16, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos
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A giant tortoise is seen on Santa Cruz Island after Ecuador announced the expansion of a marine reserve in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador January 14, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

A giant tortoise is seen on Santa Cruz Island after Ecuador announced the expansion of a marine reserve in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador January 14, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

A giant tortoise is seen on Santa Cruz Island after Ecuador announced the expansion of a marine reserve in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador January 14, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos
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People on a nature tour walk up a stairway on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, January 16, 2022.  REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

People on a nature tour walk up a stairway on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, January 16, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

People on a nature tour walk up a stairway on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, January 16, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos
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A crab is seen on Santa Cruz Island after Ecuador announced the expansion of a marine reserve in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador January 14, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

A crab is seen on Santa Cruz Island after Ecuador announced the expansion of a marine reserve in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador January 14, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

A crab is seen on Santa Cruz Island after Ecuador announced the expansion of a marine reserve in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador January 14, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos
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People walk in a recreational area of Santa Cruz Island after Ecuador announced the expansion of a marine reserve in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, January 16, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

People walk in a recreational area of Santa Cruz Island after Ecuador announced the expansion of a marine reserve in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, January 16, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

People walk in a recreational area of Santa Cruz Island after Ecuador announced the expansion of a marine reserve in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, January 16, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos
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A blue-footed booby is seen on Santa Cruz Island after Ecuador announced the expansion of a marine reserve in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, January 16, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

A blue-footed booby is seen on Santa Cruz Island after Ecuador announced the expansion of a marine reserve in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, January 16, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

A blue-footed booby is seen on Santa Cruz Island after Ecuador announced the expansion of a marine reserve in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, January 16, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos
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People stand on a dock at the Las Grietas swimming area on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, January 16, 2022.  REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

People stand on a dock at the Las Grietas swimming area on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, January 16, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

People stand on a dock at the Las Grietas swimming area on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, January 16, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos
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A giant tortoise is seen on Santa Cruz Island after Ecuador announced the expansion of a marine reserve in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador January 14, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

A giant tortoise is seen on Santa Cruz Island after Ecuador announced the expansion of a marine reserve in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador January 14, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

A giant tortoise is seen on Santa Cruz Island after Ecuador announced the expansion of a marine reserve in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador January 14, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos
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A child jumps into the water at the Las Grietas swimming area on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, January 16, 2022.  REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

A child jumps into the water at the Las Grietas swimming area on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, January 16, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

A child jumps into the water at the Las Grietas swimming area on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, January 16, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos
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Marine iguanas fight with each other on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador January 16, 2022.  REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

Marine iguanas fight with each other on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador January 16, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

Marine iguanas fight with each other on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador January 16, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos
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A sea lion rests on a dock on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, January 16, 2022.  REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

A sea lion rests on a dock on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, January 16, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

A sea lion rests on a dock on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, January 16, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos
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Children gather on a dock at the Las Grietas swimming area on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, January 16, 2022.  REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

Children gather on a dock at the Las Grietas swimming area on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, January 16, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

Children gather on a dock at the Las Grietas swimming area on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, January 16, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos
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Blacktip sharks swim off Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, January 16, 2022.  REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

Blacktip sharks swim off Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, January 16, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

Blacktip sharks swim off Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, January 16, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos
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A marine iguana sits on a rock in a recreational area of Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, January 16, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

A marine iguana sits on a rock in a recreational area of Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, January 16, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

A marine iguana sits on a rock in a recreational area of Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, January 16, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos
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A pelican is seen on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, January 16, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

A pelican is seen on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, January 16, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

A pelican is seen on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, January 16, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos
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A boat approaches the Canal del Amor on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, January 16, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

A boat approaches the Canal del Amor on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, January 16, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

A boat approaches the Canal del Amor on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, January 16, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos
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A marine iguana is seen on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador January 16, 2022.  REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

A marine iguana is seen on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador January 16, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

A marine iguana is seen on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador January 16, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos
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