The Galapagos Islands are a group of volcanic islands located in the Pacific Ocean, about 1000 km off the coast of Ecuador. The islands are known for their unique and diverse wildlife, which inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. The islands are home to a variety of species, including giant tortoises, marine iguanas, sea lions, and many species of birds. The islands are also home to a number of endemic species, which are found nowhere else in the world. The Galapagos Islands are a popular tourist destination, and are also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.