Apr 19

Perspectives

Island Birds, Unique and Vulnerable, Need Our Help

History tells us that islands are the epicenters of extinction. Yet we also have the tools and the knowledge to save island birds and make them beacons of conservation success.… Read more >>

Mar 02

News

Aliens Invade Seabirds' Island Strongholds

What counts as an invasive species might surprise you. Mosquitoes, plants, and house mice and other mammals — including those super-predators, free-roaming cats — have invaded ecosystems they don’t naturally inhabit, putting pressure on native birds and other wildlife. During National Invasive Species Awareness Week, we’re exploring how these non-natives… Read more >>

Mar 22

News

Can Biotechnology Stop Hawai'i's Invasive Mosquitoes?

Non-native, invasive mosquitoes spread avian malaria and other diseases among Hawai‘i’s struggling forest birds. Can biotechnology help?… Read more >>

Feb 23

From the Field

Invasive Ants in Hawai'i: Small Species, Big Problems

Yellow crazy ants and other invasive ants threaten seabirds throughout Hawai'i. Recent successes from the USFWS Crazy Ant Strike Team offer some hope.… Read more >>

May 02

From the Field

Isla Santa Clara: Restoring Habitat for Pink-footed Shearwater

By Holly Freifeld The zodiac’s bow smacked the choppy water hard on the approach to the little island’s landing site: a slippery, wave-washed tongue of rock. We each steeled ourselves for the scramble over the gunwale and onto the rocks in that unpredictable split-second when the boat, the water, and… Read more >>
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