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SAVE MARION ISLAND’S SEABIRDS

YOU CAN HELP SAVE MARION ISLAND’S SEABIRDS

Marion Island, located in the southern Indian Ocean between South Africa and Antarctica, needs our urgent help. The island is home to some two million  individual seabirds representing 28 species, many of which are helpless victims to a dire threat and are being pushed towards extinction. House Mice, inadvertently introduced to Marion Island by sealers in the early 19th century, have been inflicting devastating impacts on the ecology of the island, including killing its native seabirds.

The Mouse-Free Marion Project aims to remove the mice from Marion Island in 2024. This urgent and ambitious conservation project will prevent the deaths of millions of seabirds, helping to secure a positive future for the iconic Wandering Albatross, the many other seabirds that call the island home, and indeed the ecological integrity of this important sub-Antarctic island. The removal of mice from Marion Island will represent a significant and lasting conservation legacy.

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ABOUT THE MOUSE-FREE MARION PROJECT

At nearly 30 000 hectares, Marion will be substantially larger than all previous rodent eradication efforts undertaken in a single operation. The project was initiated as a partnership between the South African Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment and BirdLife South Africa. A separate and special purpose entity, the Mouse-Free Marion Non-Profit Company, has been established by BirdLife South Africa to help implement the project.

Once completed, Marion Island will be the largest island from which mice have successfully been eradicated. Be a part of history, donate towards this project to preserve this beautiful oceanic gem. – Read More About The Project Here

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