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

    ‘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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Pisonia Grandis on Palmyra 2014

Palmyra Atoll: On the path to recovery

Before and after photos of native tree species and two new island residents! Palmyra Atoll has been free of invasive rats for more than three years and native plants and animals are steadily recovering! A team of four researchers recently returned from a 2014 trip to conduct scientific monitoring to determine the impacts of removing non-native rats. Since the last scientific monitoring trip in 2012, both scientific and anecdotal observations show positive early effects of removing invasive non-native rats and are important indicators of potential long-term recovery of native plants and animals. Plants Using protocols developed by the University of California – Santa Cruz, the team measured presence and abundance by...