September 10th, 2015

New hope for Caribbean biodiversity

Bahamas National Park Designations promise to protect native species, ecosystems, livelihoods. Wednesday, 9 September, 2015 By Wes Jolley, Project Manager, […]

August 19th, 2015

Finn the Wonder Dog

For those of you who don’t know Finn, he has had quite possibly one of the most interesting and intrepid […]

July 28th, 2015

Rare chance for some of our world’s rarest birds!

Rare chance for some of our world’s rarest birds! Largest Conservation Project Ever in French Polynesia Hits Historic Milestone Resources: Français, Photographs, […]

July 28th, 2015

Une occasion exceptionnelle pour des oiseaux parmi les plus rares au monde!

Une occasion exceptionnelle pour des oiseaux parmi les plus rares au monde! Le plus ambitieux projet de conservation jamais tenté […]

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July 15th, 2015

Update from the Field: Effort to save two of the world’s rarest birds may be nearing completion!

By: Heath Packard As I write this introduction, our field teams are making their way back to their home offices, […]

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June 15th, 2015

Can we prevent the next natural disaster?

Critically Endangered Floreana Mockingbird, currently at risk of extinction due to feral cats on Floreana Island, Galápagos. Photo by Bill […]

June 8th, 2015

Why are the birds angry anyway?

By Richard Griffiths, Project Director Have you ever actually met an Angry Bird? I have, but I’m not sure I […]

May 26th, 2015

How one tough team is saving two threatened species

By: Wesley Jolley, Project Manager, Cabritos Island Restoration Project. I don’t want to brag, but I’m going to for just a […]

Rhinoceros Iguana
May 19th, 2015

Protecting the Dominican Republic’s Native Species

The day April 09, 2015 was monumental for native plants and animals in the Dominican Republic – they just didn’t […]

May 11th, 2015

Bringing Climate Change into Conservation Communications

I began working on invasive species issues on islands almost 25 years ago, helping to protect native birds by trapping […]

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.
April 28th, 2015

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 […]

Rescue Dogs Sniffing Out Destructive Invasive Giant African Snails. Rebecca Ross, Dogs for Conservation
April 21st, 2015

Rescue Dogs Saved and now Saving Galápagos Wildlife

Sniffing Out Destructive, Invasive Giant African Snails Para Español, click aquí For immediate release: SANTA CRUZ ISLAND, GALÁPAGOS – Darwin, […]

Rescue Dogs Sniffing Out Destructive Invasive Giant African Snails. Rebecca Ross, Dogs for Conservation
April 21st, 2015

Perros de Rescate Salvados y Ahora Salvando la Vida Silvestre de Galápagos

Olfateando al Destructivo Caracol Gigante Africano Invasor For English, click here ISLA SANTA CRUZ, GALÁPAGOS – Darwin, un Labrador retriever […]

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April 15th, 2015

Ancient Murrelets can finally return to their island home

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 and served as an important seasonal food source for the Haida people.

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April 2nd, 2015

Alejandro Selkirk Island: A voyage to discover and protect rare island species

By: Maddy Pott Isla Alejandro Selkirk—named after the infamous 18th Century castaway—lies 875 kilometers from the Chilean city of Valparaíso. […]

March 17th, 2015

Tackling the Tropics; New research and recommendations for protecting imperiled island species from invasive rats!

The May 2015 issue of the international journal Biological Conservation is dedicated to tropical island conservation, focusing on eradicating rats […]

January 26th, 2015

El Pingüino de Humboldt, Protegido en Chile!

Para Publicación Inmediata 27 de enero 2015 English Version Contacto: Heath Packard (Island Conservation, inglés) heath.packard@islandconservation.org; 360-584-3051 (US) Liliana Yañez (CONAF, […]

January 26th, 2015

Vulnerable Humboldt Penguin – Protected in Chile!

On the heels of recent monitoring surveys, the partners today are pleased to announce the successful removal of invasive European rabbits from Isla Choros in the Humboldt Penguin National Reserve, home to the largest population of that penguin species.

Thank you for your support
December 30th, 2014

Thank you! ¡Gracias! Mahalo! Merci!

Our donors, partners, and friends make saving island species possible. Because of their support, we are able to accomplish our […]

Galapagos Tortoise
December 11th, 2014

A Prospectus of Hope

Island Conservation has worked to restore fifty-two islands over twenty years to protect hundreds of imperiled species. As global extinction […]

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October 28th, 2014

Palmyra Atoll: On the path to recovery

Palmyra Atoll has been free of invasive rats for more than three years and native plants and animals are steadily […]

Island Conservation 2013 Impact Report
October 3rd, 2014

Conservation Wins! Our Impact Report

A look at our impact from 2013 to present, as told first-hand by our staff! One of Island Conservation’s philanthropic […]

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September 3rd, 2014

The last places on Earth with no invasive species

Journalist Rachel Nuwer searches for pockets of land and water free from invasive species, only to find that they are […]

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June 24th, 2014

First Global Assessment of Seabirds Threatened by Invasive Alien Species on Islands Released

New paper identifies every island worldwide where seabirds are threatened by invasive species. Contact: Sally Esposito, sally.esposito@islandconservation.org, 706.969.2783 Santa Cruz, CA – To guide […]

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May 21st, 2014

Island Bright Spots in Conservation

New Publication Released for International Day for Biological Diversity Contact: Kathleen Goldstein, kgoldstein@greenfishcommunications.com, 202-841-0295 Santa Cruz, CA – From low-lying coral atolls and […]

Rhinoceros Iguana (Cyclura Cornuta) en Isla Cabritos, República Dominicana. Tommy Hall/Island Conservation
January 29th, 2014

Saving the World’s Most Endangered Lizards

New Collaboration for Caribbean Island Iguana Conservation To download a copy of this .pdf, click here. Contact: Sally Esposito, 706-969-2783, sally.esposito@islandconservation.org […]

Rhinoceros Iguana (Cyclura Cornuta) en Isla Cabritos, República Dominicana. Tommy Hall/Island Conservation
January 29th, 2014

Salvando a las Lagartijas en Mayor Peligro del Mundo

Nueva Colaboración para la Conservación de la Iguana Insular del Caribe Para bajar este comunicado de prensa en formato pdf, […]

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November 25th, 2013

Island Conservation Impact Report

What stories will you tell at this year’s holiday parties? You could share a captivating story of species coming back […]

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October 23rd, 2013

Hawadax Island Recovery Exceeding Expectations

Rat Island makeover more than just a name change For Immediate Release: October 23, 2013 “When I first landed on […]

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October 15th, 2013

One Step Closer to Restoring Balance and Safe Seabird Habitat in Gwaii Haanas

Parks Canada and the Haida Nation, with partners Island Conservation and Coastal Conservation, completed a project on Oct. 2, 2013 […]

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July 24th, 2013

International Experts Convened to Improve Tropical Island Rodent Eradications

Tropical rodent eradication review team launched to improve success rates of island eradications to save species. In late August, a […]

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July 24th, 2013

Back from the Brink of Extinction

Pinzón Giant Tortoise and rare Rábida land snails expected to thrive on rat-free islands in the Galápagos. 24 July 2013 […]

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June 19th, 2013

Parks Canada and the Haida Nation Restoring Critical Seabird Habitat

Protecting a culturally and biologically significant population of Ancient Murrelets on islands in Gwaii Haanas by removing invasive rats in […]

June 11th, 2013

Titi on Tahanea get a Helping Hand; Globally Endangered Shorebird Protected

Three islets of the Tahanea Atoll, French Polynesia (South Pacific Ocean) were declared rat-free today by conservation project partners Island […]

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June 6th, 2013

Native Iguanas and Shearwaters Saved from Invasive Mice on Allen Cay, The Bahamas

Allen Cay, The Bahamas was declared free of damaging, invasive house mice today by a partnership restoring the Cay’s natural […]

May 15th, 2013

Invasive Species: The 18-km2 rat trap

Island Conservation’s work to save species in the Galapagos featured in the journal Nature. 15 May 2013 In this Nature […]

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February 14th, 2013

Island Recovery Evident Ten Years after the Removal of Rats

Ten years after removing nonnative rats the ecosystem on Anacapa Island, including rare seabirds, is showing profound results of recovery. […]

island night lizard
February 14th, 2013

Island Night Lizard: No longer threatened?

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed plans on Friday to remove the Island Night Lizard from its current listing […]

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January 14th, 2013

Native Species Expected to Rebound on Rat-free Palmyra Atoll

Palmyra Atoll is rat-free one year after a major effort to remove these invasive predators, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife […]

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January 14th, 2013

Battle at the End of Eden by Amanda R. Martinez

Island Conservation profiled in The Atlantic’s Premier eBook! Writer Amanda R. Martinez’s Battle at the End of Eden is the first eBook […]

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December 8th, 2012

Island Conservation Opens New Office in Hawaii

C announces new office in Hawaii to strengthen its biodiversity conservation partnership and projects in the region. Office opens today […]

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December 8th, 2012

Galápagos Restoration Projects Makes Islands Safe for Native Species

In support of work led by the Galápagos National Park, Island Conservation, Charles Darwin Foundation, The Raptor Center, and Bell […]

July 31st, 2012

Island Conservation and Birdlife International Form Partnership to Tackle Pacific Pests

Agreement signed to protect native biodiversity of Pacific islands by removing invasive species. Two international conservation groups – Island Conservation […]

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July 31st, 2012

Tahanea Atoll Motus now safe for the Titi!

Island Restoration Project in French Polynesia Officially Declared a Success. A recent expedition to Tahanea by our colleagues at Simon […]

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July 31st, 2012

Funding secured for Lord Howe Island restoration

$9 million committed to protect Australia’s World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island by removing all invasive rodents Efforts to conserve Lord […]

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June 14th, 2012

Million Dollar Mouse Campaign

Island Conservation supports the Million Dollar Mouse Campaign as part of our new initiative to restore Sub-Antarctic islands (and their […]

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May 31st, 2012

It’s Official!

Now free of invasive rats (for over four years!), Rat Island has formally had its name restored to its original […]

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October 31st, 2011

Olivier Langrand joins Island Conservation as Director of Global Affairs

Island Conservation is pleased to announce the appointment (beginning December 15) of Olivier Langrand as our new Director of Global […]

October 31st, 2011

The Sounds of Recovery

Native seabirds continue to reclaim their island home on Rat Island, Alaska since the removal of invasive rats in 2008. […]