Seymour Marine Discovery Center100 McAllister WaySanta Cruz, CA 95060
Preventing Extinction by Removing Invasive Species from Islands. Islands represent a unique opportunity for conservation. Compared to continents, islands have greater biodiversity, more threatened species, and higher levels of extinction. One of the main threats to an island’s native inhabitants is introduced and invasive plants and animals. Removing these mammals can be a critical intervention for saving native island species. Employing this key strategy, along with plenty of hard work, has led to remarkable rebounds of island biodiversity worldwide. Join Nick Holmes, Director of Science and Island Conservation headquartered here in Santa Cruz, to learn more about island restoration.