Island Conservation and our partners are re-writing the future for native island species.
As you will read in the 2010 Annual Report, with your support, the Critically Endangered San Nicolas Island Fox, in California’s Channel Islands; the Threatened Higo Chumbo Cactus, on Puerto Rico’s Desecheo Island; and the Leach’s Storm-petrel, on Rat Island, in the Alaskan Aleutian Islands are thriving now that we have freed their islands of invasive predators.
2011: The Year of Growth
We entered 2011 determined to fulfill our mission in a bigger way. We continued our work protecting native plants and animals from Rábida, Bartolomé and eight islets in the Galápagos with the Galápagos National Park and Charles Darwin Foundation—the first phase of a larger project to restore the famed archipelago and protect 12 threatened species, including the Endangered Galápagos Penguin by removing invasive rodents. We then focused our attention on Palmyra Atoll in the Pacific’s Line Islands to protect the rare Pisonia forest, the Coconut Crab and critical habitat for 29 bird species within a vast 450,000 square mile range with our partners the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and The Nature Conservancy.
But we didn’t stop there. We established new programs in Chile, Australia, the Caribbean and the Galápagos. We created an innovative database of the world’s most threatened island species, so we, and our partners, know exactly where we need to work to prevent extinctions.
Our Sincerest Thanks
Thank you to all our supporters, partners and friends for your committment to conservation. Together we are making the difference between survival and extinction.
P. S. Be sure to read our letter “Island Rescue: Leveraging Our Work to Make a Global Difference” in the Annual Report to see where we’re going in 2012!
- COVID-19 Delays Implementation on Loosiep Island, Ulithi Atoll - April 1, 2020
- Social Distancing: Conservation Edition - April 1, 2020
- Midway Atoll Seabird Protection Project Postponed - March 25, 2020
- The Call of the Wild: Using Sound to Help Imperiled Species and Ecosystems - March 5, 2020
- Speaking up for Island Wildlife at the United Nations - March 1, 2020
- 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