25 YEARS OF SUCCESS IN CONSERVATION
Since our founding in 1994, Island Conservation and our partners have successfully restored 63 islands worldwide, benefiting 1173 populations of 468 species and subspecies. These successes have made us a leader in the field of invasive species removal but have only been possible thanks to our donors, partners, and friends. Looking back over the past 25 years, here are just some of the amazing success stories that we have watched unfold on islands around the world.
Galápagos Land Iguanas Return to Santiago
The Directorate of Galápagos National Park (Dirección del Parque Nacional Galápagos – DPNG) and Island Conservation reintroduce 1,436 Galápagos Land Iguanas (Conolophus subcristatus) to Santiago Island to restore the islands’ ecological health and protect this important population.
Hope Resurfaces for the Humboldt Reserve
Humboldt Penguins and Peruvian Diving-petrels in the Humboldt Penguin National Reserve, Chile on the path to recovery following removal of invasive rabbits.
Palmyra Vegetation Rebounds
Island Conservation biologists document 5,000% increase in native tree recruitment on Palmyra Atoll.
Saving the Yelkouan Shearwater
Tavolara Island, Italy is declared free of invasive rats benefiting the world’s largest population of Yelkouan Shearwaters.
Restoring Ngeanges Island
A historic project protects Palau’s iconic species after Ngeanges Island is declared free of invasive rats.
New Hope for Cabritos Iguanas
The Critically Endangered Ricord’s Iguana and the Vulnerable Rhinoceros Iguana can once again thrive on Cabritos Island, Dominican Republic after the successful removal of a suite of invasive species by Island Conservation and our partners.
Bright Spots in Conservation
The short film Bright Spots by animator Jilli Rose features Nick Holmes, Director of Science for Island Conservation, and shares a story of hope for current and future conservationists.
A Seabird Haven Now Free of Invasive Species
Desecheo National Wildlife Refuge safe from invasive mammals after nearly 100 years.
Restoring Seabird Breeding Habitat in French Polynesia
Safe breeding habitat for Critically Endangered Polynesian Ground-dove and Endangered Tuamotu Sandpiper doubles following removal of invasive rats from five French Polynesian islands.