The Directorate of the Galápagos National Park (Dirección del Parque Nacional Galápagos – DPNG) and Island Conservation complete a world first by using drones to rid two Galápagos Islands of invasive rats.
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.
Protecting Food Supplies, Livelihoods, and Native Wildlife
Kayangel Island, Palau residents partner with Island Conservation to protect wildlife, livelihoods, and ensure food security by removing invasive rats.
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.
Help Is on the Way for Gough Island
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and Island Conservation formalize a partnership to protect Albatross breeding colonies from invasive mice on Gough and Henderson Islands.
Joining the Global Island Partnership
Island Conservation joins the Global Island Partnership to help build resilient and sustainable island communities.
Signs of Recovery on Desecheo Island
Island Conservation and partners are beginning to see signs of recovery following the removal of invasive rats from Desecheo Island, including Audubon’s Shearwaters sighted for the first time and new Bridled Tern nests discovered.
Innovation and the GBIRd Partnership
Island Conservation and partners formalize Genetic Biocontrol of Invasive Rodents Partnership to investigate use of gene drive in rodents as a tool to prevent island extinctions.
How to Save Vulnerable Island Species
Island Conservation biologists find that 41% of all Critically Endangered and Endangered terrestrial vertebrates live on islands.
BUILDING ON SUCCESS
As Island Conservation celebrates our 25th year of success in conservation we will share articles of hope and recovery on islands and highlight the innovative approaches that will carry us through the next 25 years.