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/ 18 June 2007

Ecuador weighs Galapagos turtles against tourists

Marauding Europeans are nothing new to the Galapagos Islands, which long ago were the haunt of English pirates preying on Spanish galleons laden with Inca gold. But Ecuador, which owns the archipelago, may soon have to take action against menacing outsiders, realising foreigners with cameras are every bit as dangerous as those with cutlasses.