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35. Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

After evolving in isolation for millennia, the volcanic islands made famous by Charles Darwin are now accessible to everyday travelerssome would say overrun. After getting relatively high marks from a Traveler magazine panel just under three years ago, the Galapagos have taken a tumble. At least one panelist cites "invasive species, a ballooning illegal population, mass tourism, sea poaching, ineffective park directors, a corrupt political climate." (See Ecuador map and facts)

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