by Michael dEstries
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gere_galapagosAn outspoken advocate for human rights in Tibet, as well as many other causes, Richard Gere is now adding the Galapagos Islands to his list of conservation efforts. The 59-year-old actor recently visited Galapagos National Park with his family and was apparently awed by their beauty. “He was very enthusiastic about the Islands and offered, for nothing in exchange, to become a spokesperson; that he would allow us to use his voice and image whenever needed for the Galapagos cause”, said a park spokeswoman. From the article,

The Galapagos, 1.000 kilometres from mainland Ecuador, are home to unique animal and plant species and were a living laboratory for Charles Darwin. But conservationists say they are threatened by development and tourism.

So, I guess we can expect some Galapagos-themed PSA ads from Gere — though we’re not sure what foundation or campaign he might help raise funds for. Perhaps the Galapagos Conservation Trust?

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  • http://www.galapagos-islands-tourguide.com Zuri

    Having Richard Gere as a visitor in the Galapagos Islands is a tremendous honor for this Archipelago.

    I am sure he loved this place because it is the most incredible living museum of evolutionary changes, with a huge variety of exotic species (birds, land animals, plants) not seen anywhere else. The landscapes are also out of this world.