JAN 27, 2017 03:05 PM PST
Galápagos Mystique - The History and Evolution of the World's Most Famous Set of Islands
WRITTEN BY: Karen Sorenson
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From the blue-footed booby to the giant Galápagos tortoises or the one-of-a-kind marine iguana, Ecuador’s Galápagos Islands hold a certain mystique that have drawn inquisitive scientist for centuries. After all, these fascinating islands are the source of Darwin’s theories on natural selection and evolution.

These islands are home to some of the most unique animals in the world, to be found nowhere else. This is largely in part of its isolation. Scientists believe they were formed anywhere from 3 to 10 million years ago, and the animals there are thought to carry a piece of the early world’s history along with them. And while the evolution of the Galápagos offers a lush history, there is much to consider about the future of these islands. The attributes that made the Galápagos famous, are the same ones that put it in danger. Because the lag in evolution of these islands, they are having a hard time keeping up with the modern world, and many of the species won’t be around forever. 

 

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
  • I am an award-winning public relations professional with seven years of experience, multiple individual awards and numerous top-tier articles and product awards to my credit. I have managed a variety of press outreach projects, reported quarterly media activity and mentored junior or newer employees. I secured critical media placements, including print and online in Cosmopolitan Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times and the Los Angeles Business Journal; while achieving and maintaining close working relationships with top tech reporters. I successfully balance managing media campaigns, contributing to an award-winning company newsletter, press tour travel and serving as the official spokesperson for conferences and user group presentations. As part of the award-winning editorial team of iolo insider, the monthly internal company newsletter, I won PRSA-LA PRism Awards in 2010 and 2011, as well as Holmes Report's SABRE Awards and PR News' Platinum PR Awards in 2011. Fluent in English and Lithuanian, I hold a BA in Communications with an emphasis in PR from Brigham Young University. I currently work at LabRoots managing digital content and PR activities.

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