In June, I'll be taking the trip of a lifetime to the Galapagos Islands.
According to the lead story in today's Independent it's just as well I'm going sooner rather than later. The Indy says environmental disaster is looming in the archipelago because of moves to introduce damaging long-line fishing.
My favourite quote from the article:
"Last year, an attempt to enforce a limit on sea-cucumber harvests...angered Galapagos fishermen, who threatened park rangers with petrol bombs and in one incident took 30 scientists and a number of the islands' giant tortoises hostage."
Give us the sea cucumbers or the tortoise gets it.