The Conservation Campaign for Marion Island is an urgent global fundraising campaign to eradicate invasive mice from Marion Island, restore the island’s ecosystem, and preserve and protect its globally significant biodiversity
19 of the 28 seabird species on Marion Island will become locally extinct if invasive mice are not eradicated.
Invasive mammals, including mice like those found on Marion Island, are the primary cause of animal extinctions on islands worldwide.
The eradication plan for Marion Island builds on years of scientific research and practical experience from over 700 successful eradications.
A HOTSPOT FOR GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY
Islands are biodiversity hotspots, punching above their weight in the global ecosystem
Marion Island is one of the foremost breeding grounds for threatened or endangered seabird species. However, this globally important biodiversity is under significant threat.
Despite covering only 5.5% of the Earth’s landmass, islands are teeming with life, hosting 15% of all land species and 37% of all critically endangered species.
Around two-thirds of recent animal extinctions belong to island species
Help Realise the Restoration of Marion Island’s Ecosystem
The Conservation Campaign for Marion Island comprises visionary donors and partnerships between the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment of South Africa, BirdLife South Africa, Mouse-Free Marion NPC, NGOs, the research community, and civil society. By demonstrating the power of collaboration, this effort will provide a roadmap for future globally important conservation initiatives.
Join us and other donors in our mission to renew Marion Island as a biodiversity sanctuary. Your investment in the Conservation Campaign for Marion Island brings us closer to realising a dramatic and broad restoration of the ecosystem of this globally significant island.