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We are committed to the protection of island life.    Islands harbor an extraordinary treasury of unique plants and animals—the wealth of species that so amazed Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace, and which led them to a cogent theory of origins and adaptation of all species.    The greatest threat to these islands is the many destructive animals that we human beings have thoughtlessly introduced.   

We live for the day when island flora and fauna are no longer declining, when the threats to their persistence are gone, when they can continue once more along their evolutionary paths, and when they are once again significant ecological players on their island stages.

This is not a romantic vision; we already have many of the necessary tools, and we can help invent new ones.    And we are dedicated to carrying out this mission humanely.    Finally, we don’t have a choice; the work must be done.

Use the links above to find further information about who we are and what we accomplish, to access our conservation database, and to browse publications, photographs and media coverage of our work.