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How You Can Protect Island Wildlife

In honor of National Animal Safety and Protection month Island Conservation and Eventbrite encourage you to think about how you can help prevent extinctions.

Have you ever wondered how you can help prevent the extinction of a globally threatened species? Island Conservation has witnessed the damaging impact of invasive species on islands throughout the world and we have dedicated ourselves to preventing extinctions of threatened island species.

Invasive species are inherently damaging to their non-native ecosystems and can have detrimental effects for native species and overall biodiversity. Today, islands are home to nearly half of our world’s threatened vertebrates and historically 86% of recorded extinctions have occurred on islands with invasive species as a primary driver. Since 1994, Island Conservation has worked with local communities, government agencies, and other conservation organizations in hopes of preventing these extinctions.

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San Nicolas Island Fox on San Nicolas Island, CA. Credit: Rory Stansbury

In honor of National Animal Safety and Protection month coming up in October, Island Conservation in conjunctions with Eventbrite hope to encourage you to start thinking about the ways you can positively make an impact on our planet. This month is set aside to encourage promote safe handling and care for both domestic and wild animals. How can you give back?

Make a Gift

There are a number of ways you can support Island Conservation. Everything from a tax-deductible donation, to cashing in on your corporate matching gift, to shopping on Amazon Smile.

Michael Soule, the Co-founder of the Society for Conservation Biology explains:

Island Conservation is one of the world’s most effective organizations in terms of species saved from extinction per dollar spent.”

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A Critically Endangered male Polynesian Ground-dove. Credit: Caroline Blanvillain

Give Your Time

Volunteering for Island Conservation is a rewarding experience which not only helps the organization but also allows you to learn from experts in conservation.

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Support Island Conservation by volunteering. Credit: Julia Dunn

Island Conservation has a number of valuable opportunities for those who want to lend a helping hand including assisting our philanthropy, science, and communications teams.

We hope this has inspired you to start thinking about how you can give back during National Animal Safety and Protection month. Thank you to everyone who has supported us thus far. By working together, we can prevent extinctions around the world, but we can’t do it without your help!

Featured photo: Galapagos Land Iguana. Credit: Bill Weir

About Island Conservation

Island Conservation prevents extinctions by removing invasive species from islands. To date, we have successfully restored 60 islands worldwide, benefiting 1090 populations of 399 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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