Island Conservation’s 2008 Annual Report

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!

Island Conservation’s 2008 Annual Report 

Thumbnail photograph courtesy of USFWS, Jesse Irwin

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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