Monorail linking the islands of the Galapagos archipelago

Date: 1/8/2004

Two leading naturalists clashed over a radical proposal for the construction of a monorail linking the islands of the Galapagos archipelago. Professor David Bellamy described his vision of a monorail as a means of rescuing the islands from financial difficulties while preserving the ecological heritage of the site. His proposal was opposed by Sir David Attenborough, the television film maker, who dismissed his idea as misguided and said a monorail would cause the eventual destruction of the islands.Â

The proposal was also rejected by the Galapagos Conservation Trust.

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