Photo: Peter Szekely, Aves (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on the Galápagos Islands Google Maps Background The 1859 publication of Charles Darwin’s The Origin of Species made the Galapagos famous. A century later in 1959, Ecuador declared 97 percent of the Galapagos islands a national park. In 1979 the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization … Continue reading Galápagos