The Human Dimension & Why It Matters
The expanding tourism industry has impacted the Galapagos’ local population by contributing to economic change and social issues.
Human Tide | 2009

Santa Cruz's newest neighborhood houses a historically oppressed indigenous group from Ecuador's mainland. They join thousands of other immigrants who come to the island in search of a better future, often at the expense of the island's natural resources.

"It is incredibly hard leaving their families and coming here."
-Luciana Masaquiza
RELATED CONTENT