Protecting Isla de la Plata, Restoring the Haida Gwaii, Saving Seabirds on Rat Island – and more!
A glance at 2008 reveals Island Conservation’s expansion into two new geographic regions, strong partnerships, and increased capacity. These accomplishments have allowed Island Conservation to protect more native and endemic island species from extinction than ever before.
In 2008, Island Conservation implemented two restoration projects to protect valuable island habitat: Ecuador’s Isla de la Plata (new region) and Rat Island, Alaska (largest Island Conservation project to date and third largest in the world). Restoration of Isla de la Plata protects the critically endangered Waved Albatross and five other seabird species, several breeding landbirds, two mammal, five reptile and one bat species. The Rat Island Restoration Project provides nearly 7,000 acres of ideal nesting habitat for at least 26 species of birds, including 13 seabird species. Island Conservation also began work in the Haida Gwaii, British Columbia restoring populations of Ancient Murrelets. We are deeply grateful to our donors and partners who make these projects possible. Thank you!
Click on the link below to learn more about our exciting 2008 accomplishments!
Thumbnail photograph courtesy of USFWS, Jesse Irwin
- New York Times Magazine Features Island Conservation and the Opportunities and Challenges Surrounding Gene Drives - January 14, 2020
- New Expert Findings Seek to Protect U.S. National Parks from Invasive Animal Species - December 17, 2019
- Dreams Become Reality: Peruvian Diving-petrels Return to Chañaral Island, Chile - December 10, 2019
- Island Conservation Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator - November 12, 2019
- Press Release: Opportunities and Knowledge Gaps in Gene Drive Research - November 7, 2019
- Radiolab: Saving the Galápagos Giant Tortoise - October 18, 2019
- The Monito Gecko: Saved by the Endangered Species Act - October 3, 2019
- Join Island Conservation at Santa Cruz Works Get Biotech Event - August 26, 2019
- Nature Features GBIRd—The Promise of Gene Drives - July 10, 2019
- A New Toolkit to Accelerate Ocean Conservation: Ocean Genomic Horizon Scan - June 26, 2019