Darwin’s arch, the famous stone formation in the Galapagos Islands, collapsed due to “natural erosion”, writes The Guardian.
Ecuador’s Ministry of the Environment announced in a Twitter post that “Darwin’s Arch, a natural stone bridge less than a mile from Darwin Island in the Galapagos, has collapsed.”
We report that today, May 17, the collapse of the Darwin Arch was reported, the attractive natural bridge located less than a mile from the main island of Darwin, the northernmost of the archipelago of Darwin. # Galapagos. This event would be a consequence of natural erosion.
📷Héctor Barrera pic.twitter.com/lBZJWNbgHg
– Ministry of the Environment and Water of Ecuador (@Ambiente_Ec) May 17, 2021
The rock formation was named after the British biologist Charles Darwin, and the area in which it was located was known to diving practitioners.
Tourists from all over the world visited the Galapagos Islands to see all the biodiversity that led to the theory of evolution of the famous Charles Darwin. The islands are 1,000 kilometers away from Ecuador and are a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to the diversity of species and plants.
Upon hearing the news, several natural monument conservation organizations mobilized and launched several fundraising campaigns.
Among the first celebrities to choose to get involved is Leonardo DiCaprio, who has announced that he will donate $ 43 million to the restoration of the Galapagos Islands. The amount donated by him will finance the restoration projects of Floreana Island, which is home to over 54 endangered animal species, including the Floreana bird, the first bird that Charles Darwin wrote about.
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