NASA Funds Project to Maximize Benefits from Invasive Mammal Eradications on Islands
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by Island Conservation
6d ago
Island Conservation is thrilled to announce that a partnership with terraPulse, Inc., State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Hobart and William Smith Colleges and FLINTpro has been awarded a generous grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Ecological Conservation program to support ecological restoration of islands worldwide. The project “Biggest Bang for Your Buck: Using NASA Earth Observations to Understand and Maximize Holistic Ecosystem Benefits from Invasive Mammal Eradications on Islands” will use a combination of field-bas ..read more
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Diving-Petrels Return to Chañaral
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by Island Conservation
2w ago
Español abajo Endangered Seabird Population Flourishing on Chilean Island for First Time in Decades Thanks to Invasive Rabbit Removal  For the first time in over four decades, the Peruvian Diving-petrels (know locally as ‘yuncos’) have four active natural nests on Chañaral Island, Chile marking a significant milestone in the recovery of this threatened species. The island, once ravaged by invasive species, has seen a resurgence in its seabird population following the successful removal of invasive rabbits in 2017. This achievement is the result of a collaborative effort between nonprofit ..read more
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Hyperspectral Data: New Science to Save Islands
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by Island Conservation
1M ago
Island Conservation Innovation Team Members and Mississippi State University Researchers Co-Author Scientific Publication on Using New Method to Identify Invasive Species Island Conservation researchers David Will, Head of Innovation, and Timo Sullivan, Drone and Data Insights Specialist, have collaborated with Daniel McCraine, Dr. Sathishkumar Samiappan, and Leon Kohler of Mississippi State University on a groundbreaking scientific publication titled “Automated Hyperspectral Feature Selection and Classification of Wildlife using Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles.” This research, published in Remote Se ..read more
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Restoring Seabird Populations and Coral Reef Resilience 
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by Island Conservation
1M ago
As climate change continues to threaten coral reefs globally, a recent study published in Science sheds light on a natural ally in the fight for reef resilience: seabirds. The connection between seabird-derived nutrient subsidies, invasive species, and coral recovery holds valuable lessons for targeted conservation efforts.  First things first – what are ‘seabird-derived nutrient subsidies’? This refers to the transfer of nutrients from marine environments, where seabirds eat, to terrestrial ecosystems. Seabirds feed in nutrient-rich marine areas and then return to their nesting or roosti ..read more
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Environmental Justice in Practice: DEI at Island Conservation
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by Bren Ram
2M ago
Aleida Fuentes-Boles, our Board and Donor Experience Officer, is soon to join an internal committee that works on issues of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) across the organization. Being relatively new to Island Conservation, I was excited to become a member of this committee and learn about how an international organization handles key justice-oriented issues both internally and externally. I quickly learned that Island Conservation is committed to its work and considers itself an environmental justice advocate for some of the world’s most vulnerable populations affected by climate cha ..read more
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PRISMSS Restoring Island Resilience Project 
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by Island Conservation
2M ago
The Pacific Regional Invasive Species Management Support Service (PRISMSS) hosted a special event for environmental ministers attending the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) Ministerial High Level Talanoa to celebrate Pacific success toward scaling up the management of invasive species through the Restoring Island Resilience project.  During the event, a panel of experts discussed the climate resilience objectives of the new project and Niue, Tonga and Samoa pledged their support for scaling up invasive species management. Island Conservation’s Head of Ope ..read more
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Canada Wildlife Magazine Features Island Conservation’s work on Hawadax Island 
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by Bren Ram
2M ago
Until May 2012, Hawadax Island in Alaska was known as Rat Island. But thanks to the work of Island Conservation, the island is now known as a nesting ground for a wide variety of seabirds, including the Tufted Puffin—not seen there for almost 200 years.  In a recent Canadian Wildlife Magazine article, Zack Metcalfe highlights the Hawadax Island project alongside many of Island Conservation’s other successes. The Channel Islands in California, Rábida in the Galápagos, and Palmyra Atoll south of Hawai’I all feature as places where our removal of invasive species brought about astonishing un ..read more
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Island Conservation at COP28: What You Need to Know
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by Bren Ram
3M ago
COP28 starts today! Select Island Conservation staff are on their way to Dubai to meet with governmental officials and passionate individuals to talk about ways to limit global temperature rises and address climate change. Here are the key elements you need to know as we approach one of the most important climate events in the world.  What is COP?  COP is an acronym, of course: it stands for Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC. That’s another acronym: the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Basically, it’s the group of governments that has signed an internation ..read more
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Rare Joins the Island-Ocean Connection Challenge
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by Island Conservation
3M ago
Rare will support the effort to restore island-ocean ecosystems by engaging the Coastal 500 network of local leaders in safeguarding biodiversity (Arlington, VA, USA) Today, international conservation organization Rare announced it has joined the Island-Ocean Connection Challenge (IOCC), a global effort to restore at least 40 globally significant island-ocean ecosystems from ridge to reef by 2030 to benefit people, wildlife, and our planet. In joining the IOCC, Rare is pledging to safeguard biodiversity by raising awareness across the Coastal 500 global network of mayors an ..read more
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Cryptocurrency Donations: Make an Impact with Your Digital Wallet
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by Island Conservation
3M ago
There are many ways to support the restoration and rewilding of islands around the world. Island Conservation has just added a new method: cryptocurrency donations! Cryptocurrency is a digital form of money that offers a secure and anonymous way of transferring value without intermediaries or fees. Lower transaction costs, faster processing times, and greater privacy are among its greatest benefits, along with a variety of choices of currency: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin, and Tether among them. Your crypto donation can make a huge impact on the health of island ecosystems. Unlike traditional p ..read more
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