Galapagos and Quito celebrate 35 years as heritage of humanity
Today, Galapagos and Quito celebrate 35 years since they were declared as heritage of humanity, by UNESCO on September 8, 1978; the Islands in the natural environment and the capital in the cultural environment.
In Quito the celebration will be held in the historic center, where groups of music, dance and theater will be presented in the squares: Santo Domingo, 24 de Mayo, Santa Clara and San Francisco.
While in Galapagos, as part of the commemorative activities, several schools and public entities yesterday held a parade in Puerto Ayora, which started in the Baltra Avenue and culminated in the San Francisco park.
Likewise, the Directorate of the Galapagos National Park (DPNG) will develop today on the Germans beach, a discussion with a group of young people who are part of the Cantonal Council policy of childhood and Adolescence of Santa Cruz, to talk about the theme of heritage and conservation of this designation.
Also in Isabela island, starting at 14:00 the DPNG will carry out a bicycle ride that will cross the Humedales complex to the sector of the Wall of Tears.
After the Declaration of the Galapagos National Park, as Natural Heritage of humanity, the Heritage Committee of the Unesco, included in the Declaration on 2 December 2001, the Galapagos marine reserve that is constituted by more than 233 Islands, islets and rocks of volcanoes which is a strong tourist attraction in Ecuador.