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Protect the Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands was the first site to be register in 1978.

Tortugas gigantes, iguanas marinas y terrestres, albatros, cangrejos de patas rojas y azules, ballenas jorobadas, leones marinos, arañas, pingüinos, pinzones de Darwin y el halcón de Galápagos figuran entre los centenares de especies que justifican la visita anual de los miles de turistas.

UNESCO's World Heritage mission is to:

- encourage countries to sign the World Heritage Convention and to ensure the protection of their natural and cultural heritage

- encourage States Parties to the Convention to nominate sites within their national territory for inclusion on the World Heritage List

- encourage States Parties to establish management plans and set up reporting systems on the state of conservation of their World Heritage sites

- help States Parties safeguard World Heritage properties by providing technical assistance and professional training

- provide emergency assistance for World Heritage sites in immediate danger

- support States Parties' public awareness-building activities for World Heritage conservation

- encourage participation of the local population in the preservation of their cultural and natural heritage

- encourage international cooperation in the conservation of our world's cultural and natural heritage

1. Support The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)