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Mission and History
Island Conservation is committed to the protection of island life

Mission Statement

The mission of Island Conservation is to prevent extinctions by removing invasive species from islands. 


Island Conservation prevents extinctions by working where the concentration of both biodiversity and species extinction is greatest—islands. By removing one of the greatest threats—introduced invasive vertebrates—native island species and ecosystems recover with little or no additional intervention. To date, we have deployed team members to 52 islands worldwide to protect 977 populations of 389 species. 

Island Conservation began as a network of conservationists in 1994 and became a charitable organization in 1997. Working together with local communities, government management agencies and conservation organizations, we select islands that have the greatest potential for preventing the extinction of globally threatened species; develop comprehensive and humane plans for the removal of invasive species; implement the removal of invasive species; and conduct research—conservation measures—to understand the ecosystem changes and benefits to inform future conservation action.


Red-footed Booby nesting

Featured Species
Take a closer look at this rare and stunning hummingbird found on only one island in the entire world that you are helping protect from extinction!

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