• Species: Humboldt Penguin Island: Choros Island, Chile

    The Vulnerable Humboldt penguin (Spheniscus humboldti), other threatened species, and Chile’s Islas Choros ecosystem can now recover and thrive thanks to the successful removal of damaging invasive European rabbits.

  • Species: Ricord's Iguana Island: Isla Cabritos, Dominican Republic

    ‘Island Conservation should be a model for the interaction of conservation biologists and managers who have to deal with damaging exotics. It is refreshing to see some conservation victories on the ground….’

    - Dan Simberloff, Director, University of Tennessee’s Institute for Biological Invasions

  • Species: Juan Fernandez Firecrown (Female) Island: Robinson Crusoe Island, Chile
    Juan Fernandez Firecrown (Female)

    ‘Island Conservation is the world’s most effective organization in terms of species saved from extinction per dollar spent.’

     – Michael Soule, Cofounder, the Society for Conservation Biology

  • Species: Island Fox Island: San Nicolas Island, CA
    San Nicolas Island Fox

    ‘As we extinguish a large portion of the planet’s biodiversity, we lose also a large portion of our world’s beauty, complexity, intellectual interest, spiritual depth, and ecological health.’

    - David Quammen, Author and Journalist

  • Species: Guadalupe Island Poppy Island: Guadalupe Island, Mexico
    Guadalupe Island Poppy

    ‘Island Conservation’s project on Guadalupe Island is probably the most effective conservation project I’ve seen in the last 10 years’

     – Michael P. Wells, Editor, ‘Getting Biodiversity Conservation Projects to Work’

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Vulnerable Humboldt Penguin – Protected in Chile!

For Immediate Release January 27, 2015 Versión en español Contact: Heath Packard (Island Conservation, English, heath.packard@islandconservation.org; 360-584-3051 (US) Liliana Yañez (CONAF, Spanish) liliana.yanez@conaf.cl Chilean Island Restoration Project Benefits Vulnerable Penguin and Local Economy Invasive European Rabbits Successfully Removed in Island Restoration Project Islas Choros, Chile -- The Chilean Forestry Corporation (CONAF) has partnered for the first time with international NGO Island Conservation to restore degraded ecosystems on Chilean islands. On the heels of recent monitoring surveys, the partners today are pleased to announce the successful removal of invasive European rabbits from Isla...