Galapagos islands airport an inspiration for green evolution – in pictures

Galapagos islands airport an inspiration for green evolution – in pictures

Seymour airport’s 15-month environmental conversion began in 2011 at a cost of $40 million. Rodrigo Buendia / AFP

Seymour airport during the Second World War was an outpost meant to counter a possible Japanese advance in the Pacific war theatre. Rodrigo Buendia / AFP

Galapagos islands airport an inspiration for green evolution – in pictures

Seymour airport in the island of Baltra, one of Galapagos islands, is powered by three giant wind turbines and solar panels. Rodrigo Buendia / AFP


Galapagos islands airport an inspiration for green evolution – in pictures

An iguana races past near a landing strip at Seymour airport. Dolores Ochoa / AP Photo

Galapagos islands airport an inspiration for green evolution – in pictures

Some 400,000 people pass annually through Seymour airport. Rodrigo Buendia / AFP

Galapagos islands airport an inspiration for green evolution – in pictures

A specially trained worker moves to a safer area an iguana, who meandered to close to the landing strip at Seymour airport. Dolores Ochoa / AP Photo

Galapagos islands airport an inspiration for green evolution – in pictures

Some 400,000 people pass annually through Seymour airport. Rodrigo Buendia / AFP

Galapagos islands airport an inspiration for green evolution – in pictures

In 2014 Seymour airport won a LEED Gold sustainability certification, an honour given out by the US Green Building Council. Rodrigo Buendia / AFP

Galapagos islands airport an inspiration for green evolution – in pictures

An iguana scurries at the landing strip of Seymour airport. Rodrigo Buendia / AFP

Galapagos islands airport an inspiration for green evolution – in pictures

The Galapagos islands are known for the giant tortoises. Dolores Ochoa / AP Photo

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