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Record ID
Date of creation
2017-06-19 16:33 UTC (melissa.willey@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2017-06-19 16:33 UTC (melissa.willey@cbd.int)

General information
Name of the Organization
Island Conservation
Island Conservation
2100 Delaware Ave., Suite 1
Santa Cruz, California
United States of America, 95060
Phone:+1 (831) 359 4787
Contact Information
Type of organization
  • Non-governmental organization (NGO)
Thematic areas
removing invasive species from islands
Geographical area(s) of Operations
  • Americas - Caribbean
  • Americas - Northern America
  • Americas - South America
  • Oceania - All countries
Organization’s profile
Island Conservation began as a network of conservationists in 1994 and became a charitable organization in 1997. 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; develop comprehensive and humane plans for the removal of invasive species; implement the removal of invasive species; and conduct research-conservation measures-to understand the ecosystem changes and benefits to inform future conservation action.

Island Conservation prevents extinctions by working where the concentration of both biodiversity and species extinction is greatest-islands. Removing a primary threat-introduced invasive vertebrates-is one of the most critical interventions for saving threatened plants and animals and restoring island ecosystems. Of the 245 recorded animal extinctions since 1500, 80 percent were on islands. When causes could be determined, nonnative, invasive species were responsible for 54 percent of these island extinctions.
Laboratory for detection and identification of LMOs
Is this organization a laboratory or does it include a laboratory for the detection/ identification of LMOs?

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