From the BBC:
The islands, Ecuador’s top tourist draw, were suffering an environmental and social crisis, he said. …
“We are pushing for a series of actions to overcome the huge institutional, environmental and social crises in the islands,” Mr Correa said, adding that these problems were the result of years of neglect by previous governments.
He did not detail the measures, but indicated Ecuador would consider suspending some tourism permits, Reuters news agency reported. …
Some 20,000 people, working mainly in fishing and tourism, also live there.
The Galapagos Islands inspired naturalist Charles Darwin and helped him develop his theory of evolution.
Last month, several rangers of the ecological reserve in the islands clashed with members of the Ecuadorean Armed Forces over what the rangers say was illegal fishing in protected waters.
The incident provoked an outcry in Ecuador as it illustrated for many the practices which are damaging the site.
Mr Correa announced that a number of military officials had been suspended pending an investigation.
See also here.
US military activity in Ecuador will stop, and move to Suriname: here.