On islands, invasive species removal offers major conservation gains, but to get the word out, more success stories must be told.
An international conference focused on the impacts and management of invasive alien species on islands is taking place at University of Dundee, Scotland July 10-14. We’re sharing research that will be presented by experts in the field. For more information visit the conference website.
The notion that invasive species removal can benefit island biodiversity is growing. However, for the potential and value of this form of conservation intervention to be recognized and implemented more widely, more success stories need to be told. This study documents the short and long-term changes in the Little Barrier Island (Hauturu), New Zealand ecosystem following removal of invasive species. The rebound of Tuatara, New Zealand Storm Petrel, Forest Ringlet, and Chevron Skink represent just a few examples of native species benefiting from removal of vertebrate pests form islands.
Featured photo: Little Barrier Island. Credit: Jake Osborne
- Richard Griffiths Presents: Past Conservation Projects Inform Future Efforts - July 12, 2017
- Richard Griffiths Presents: Ecosystem Recovery on Little Barrier Island - July 11, 2017
- Richard Griffiths Presents: Island Restoration in French Polynesia: Economies of Scale - July 11, 2017
- Exploring the Marquesas Islands - February 27, 2017
- A Somewhat Perilous Journey to Marquesas, French Polynesia - February 2, 2017
- NZ to be Predator-free by 2050 - July 28, 2016
- What are the Antipodes Islands really like? - April 5, 2016
- Rare chance for some of our world’s rarest birds! - July 28, 2015
- Une occasion exceptionnelle pour des oiseaux parmi les plus rares au monde! - July 28, 2015
- Update from the Field: Great strides made to save Critically Endangered Polynesian Ground-dove - July 8, 2015