• Species: Galápagos' Plants and Animals Island: Santa Cruz Island, Galápagos

    Rescue Dogs Saved and now Saving Galápagos Wildlife.

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  • Species: Ancient Murrelet Island: Arichika

    According to traditional knowledge, the Ancient Murrelet (SGin Xaana or night bird in the Haida language) was once abundant on Arichika Island in Haida Gwaii, British Columbia.

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  • Species: Chelonoidis duncanensis Island: Pinzón

    Maybe you’ve seen the Galápagos…but never like this!
    By Heath Packard

    Sunday night, Dr. Karl Campbell, Island Conservation’s own Galápagos Program Director, will be featured in an hour-long CNN documentary The Wonder List: Galápagos.

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  • 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: 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: 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’

  • 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

Latest News

The island night lizard (Xantusia riversiana) inhabits three of the Channel Islands off the coast of southern California. It was recently removed from the Endangered Species List in part due to the removal of damaging invasive species from the islands by partners, including the Service and Island Conservation.

Partnership to Prevent Extinctions Strengthened

Do you know one of the most effective ways to prevent extinctions or Endangered Species listings? Removing invasive alien species from islands! And on April 16, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Island Conservation strengthened a partnership to do just that. The Service’s Assistant Director for International Affairs, Bryan Arroyo, and Island Conservation’s North American Regional Director, Gregg Howald have more: ...