Author David Quammen speaks on behalf of Island Conservation

Island Conservation hosted a presentation by David Quammen in the board room at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.

Internationally respected for his analytical and engaging science writing, Quammen spoke about the problem of accelerated extinction rates and imperiled island species, offered a reading from his acclaimed book, The Song of the Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinction, and related a few of his adventures in researching the book.

He acknowledged the critical conservation work being done by Island Conservation, and described the organization in four words “…focused, efficient, measureable, and lasting.” Island Conservation is grateful to Mr. Quammen for his support and is very proud to announce that he has agreed to join the Advisory Board of our organization.

“As we extinguish a large portion of the planet’s biological diversity, we will lose also a large portion of our world’s beauty, complexity, intellectual interest, spiritual depth and ecological health.”
– David Quammen

About Island Conservation

Island Conservation prevents extinctions by removing invasive species from islands. To date, we have successfully restored 64 islands worldwide, benefiting 1195 populations of 487 species and subspecies. 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.

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