The Galapagos Islands have some of the most stunning landscapes and wildlife — take a look at our favourite snaps.
The volcanic islands are spread over both sides of the equator in the Pacific Ocean, and they are home to some truly unique and staggeringly beautiful species of birds and animals. They played a key role in Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, and a lot of the animals have evolved specifically to the climate and temperament of the island they are living on.Take a look at our favourite photos..
Fifty years ago, in 1964, U.S. President Lyndon Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law, setting 54 areas aside for federal protection. It opened th... More Fifty years ago, in 1964, U.S. President Lyndon Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law, setting 54 areas aside for federal protection. It opened the way for an American wilderness system that has grown to more than 110 million protected acres in which, the act says, "the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain." More proposed areas await congressional approval, including the Rocky Mountain Front in Montana and the Columbine-Hondo in New Mexico. Read more about the legacy of the Wilderness Act online in National Geographic magazine: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2014/09/wilderness-act/kolbert-text
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