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
- Press Release: Pursuing Sustainable Development for Island Communities by Removing Invasive Species - August 13, 2020
- Press Release: Advancing Drone Technology for People and the Planet - July 1, 2020
- Restoring Balance and Building Climate Resilience on Tetiaroa Atoll - June 24, 2020
- Fishing Community Strives for Healthy Oceans Surrounding Pajaros Uno Island - June 24, 2020
- The Plight of the Pink-footed Shearwater - June 24, 2020
- Monitoring Lehua Island After Dark - June 24, 2020
- Rare Endangered Albatross Takes Flight from Midway Atoll - June 19, 2020
- Vote for Island Conservation to Help Protect Micronesia’s Green Sea Turtle Population - May 5, 2020
- Island Conservation Joins Unboxals’ Earth Day Celebration - April 22, 2020
- COVID-19 Delays Implementation on Loosiep Island, Ulithi Atoll - April 1, 2020