Humans first came to Galapagos in the 1400’s are thought to be the Incas and then in the 1500’s whalers and pirates. Since then there has been both a positive and negative influence on its environment and culture. Humans have been accountable for many invasive species in the Galapagos Islands, such as goats and the hill raspberry, as well as endangering species, such as the giant tortoise. However humans have also had positive impacts, for example Charles Darwin’s theory of natural selection.
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