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Countries in Pictures – Travel Talk Series- GALAPAGOS ISLANDS by Mr. Vincent WONG





Countries in Pictures – Travel Talk Series

Traveling to world’s ancient countries through talks and rich collections of pictures

 

GALAPAGOS ISLANDSby Mr. Vincent WONG

Known as the “Enchanted Islands”, the Galapagos is noted for its amazing climate, geological history, animal and plant life. The place was made famous by Charles Darwin’s visit in 1835, which inspired him to later publish “On the Origin of Species”, explaining to the world his principle on Evolution by Natural Selection. The Galapagos has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1978 and a World Biosphere Reserve since 1985. In 2007, the organization declared the islands’ environment endangered due to the introduction of invasive species like feral dogs and cats, rats, pigs and goats and increased tourism. Fortunately, this status was removed in February 2012 after implementing stringent regulations to manage the environment. Conservation process is ongoing today as the fragile islands also face the challenge from global climatic changes.

 

Testimonials from participants of previous travel talks and study tours led by Vincent:

“I have learnt a lot on this subject!”

“Very comprehensive indeed. Thanks!”

“Very useful guide for my future trip!”

”Now what I have seen makes much more sense. Thank you!”

 

About the Speaker

Mr. Vincent WONG

        Graduated from HKU in physical Geography 1971

        MD Jardine Transport Services Group 1971-2000

        MD Kerry Logistics Group 2000-2009

        Fellow Chartered Institute of Transport and Logistics

        Fellow Chartered Institute of Shipbrokers

        Lecturing Logistics as Adjunct Associate Professor at CUHK and Professor of Practice at PolyU.

        Visited over 100 countries including Antarctica, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Madagascar, Namibia, Botswana, Ethiopia, Iceland, Mexico, Galapagos, Mauritius, Easter Island, Chile, Ecuador, Canary Island, Azores Island plus many places in China such as Inner Mongolia and Qinghai. Acted as organiser and tour leader in many trips.

        Give talks regularly to members of the HK Geological Society and HK Mineralogy Society.

 

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