Ecosystem Interactions: Environmental Threats

Introduce students to environmental threats that wildlife on the Islands face. This section explores the problems of human activity and invasive species to Galapagos wildlife.

Learning objectives

  • To know that the wildlife on Galapagos face a number of environmental threats.
  • To understand how invasive species are posing a threat to biodiversity in Galapagos.
  • To discuss the possible preventative measures proposed to limit environmental threats in Galapagos.

Students' outcomes

  • To give examples of environmental threats to the wildlife of Galapagos.
  • To explain how invasive species can outcompete native and endemic species to reduce Galapagos biodiversity.
  • To discuss the possible preventative measures proposed to limit environmental threats in Galapagos.

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