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Prince Charles plans 1000 eco-houses on the Galapagos Islands (Eco news)

Prince Charles plans 1000 eco-houses on the Galapagos Islands
Daily Mail reported

Prince Charles is to help build a controversial 1,000-strong housing development on the Galapagos Islands.

He has been called in by conservationists alarmed that plans to create a 'mini-city' could seriously harm one of the world's most precious eco-systems, which inspired Darwin's theory of evolution.

As a result his Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment will next month set up an office on one of the remote islands 600 miles off Ecuador in the Pacific.

It will work with the people of a town on Santa Cruz island, Puerto Ayora, to create a 'harmonious' residential development that is 'sympathetic' to the local environment.

Discovered in the 16th century, the Galapagos Islands found worldwide fame after Charles Darwin studied them during his voyage on The Beagle in the 1830s and used them to form his theory of evolution by natural selection.


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