Plastic Galapagos Islands – level 2

06-06-2018 07:00

The world’s throwaway culture is slowly turning the Galapagos Islands into a plastic wasteland.

Plastics from South America and the Pacific Ocean are littering the beaches there.  Plastic bottles are the most common, and local experts are currently looking into the effects that the plastics have on plants and animals.

The islands are home to hundreds of endemic species. Hopefully, people will take action to save the Galapagos.

Difficult words: litter (make untidy by things lying about), look into (study, find out), endemic species (animals and plants which are only on the Galapagos Islands).

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