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Ecological Restoration of Priority Seabird Nesting Islands

Implementing Organization

Grupo de Ecologia y Conservacion de Islas, A.C.

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$545,200

Known Leveraged Funding

$310,000

Funding Organization

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

Funding Program

NFWF Recovered Oil Fund for Wildlife

Details

Project Category

Environmental

Project Actions

Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Targeted Resources

Birds/Bird Habitat

Project Description

Habitat restoration and disturbance removal for native fauna through the eradication of invasive rodents on two archipelagos: Arrecife Alacranes (Gulf of Mexico) and Banco Chinchorro (Caribbean). The long term outcomes include restoration of five prime-habitat islands. After removal of invasives, an increase in seabirds (Masked Boobie, Great Blue Heron) and sea turtles (e.g. Green Sea Turtle) reproductive success, as well as an ecoregional positive "spillover" effect is expected.through the eradication of invasive rodents on twoarchipelagos: Arrecife Alacranes (Gulf of Mexico) and BancoChinchorro (Caribbean)

Contact

Dr. Alfonso Aguirre-MuAoz
52 (646)173-4943
alfonso.aguirre@islas.org.mx
Project Website
Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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