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GALAPAGOS ISLANDS, ECUADOR - JANUARY 16: A growing human population and the influx of tourism in the Galapagos Islands has created challenges to conserve the UNESCO World Heritage site and its endemic fauna. The volcanic archipelago in the Pacific Ocean consists of 13 main islands, 4 of which are inhabited by humans. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images for Lumix)

Ecuador has allegedly granted permission to the U.S. Army to use one of the largest islands of the Galapagos as a refill and scale point for aircraft intended to "combat drug trafficking."