Confirmed Projects

17 island-ocean ecosystems and counting!

Seventeen island-ocean ecosystems have been selected to begin holistic restoration from ridge-to-reef! Thanks to our incredible partners and supporters, the Island-Ocean Connection Challenge (IOCC) is well on the way to reaching the ambitious goal of restoring and rewilding 40 island-ocean ecosystems by 2030. Each ecosystem boasts globally significant ecological and cultural features.

Take a look at exactly how the people, animals, plants and marine life will benefit
from the IOCC through the project pages below.

Tintamarre Island, Saint-Martin, France

Tintamarre, off the coast of Saint Martin, France is poised to become a true shelter for the Lesser Antilles Iguana and Anguilla bank skink. | Tintamarre, au large de la partie française de l’ile de Saint-Martin, est en passe de devenir un véritable sanctuaire pour l’Iguane des Petites Antilles et le scinque du Banc d’Anguille.

Rathlin Island, Northern Ireland, UK

A world-first project protecting Northern Ireland's largest seabird colony from invasive non-native rats and ferrets.

Floreana Island, Galápagos, Ecuador

Floreana Island, Galápagos, Ecuador is home to a community of about 140 people dependent on healthy island-ocean connections for survival.

Catalina Island, Dominican Republic

Catalina Island, Dominican Republic supports biodiverse ecosystems with many incredibly rare species.

Alto Velo Island, Dominican Republic 

Alto Velo, Dominican Republic is a haven for endemic, Critically Endangered lizards and hosts the insular Caribbean’s largest breeding colony of Sooty Terns.

Savana Island, United States Virgin Islands

Savana Island in the US Virgin Islands is a stunning wildlife sanctuary and one of few islands selected as a habitat for the endangered Virgin Islands Tree Boa.

Kamaka Island, French Polynesia

Kamaka Island, French Polynesia is a small territory in the Southern Pacific Ocean known for its abundance of seabirds, such as the Polynesian Storm Petrel, Tahiti Petrel and Murphy’s Petrel.

Jemo Island, Marshall Islands

Jemo Island, Republic of the Marshall Islands is home to many rare species and provides food to local Marshallese islanders on the front lines of climate change.

Bokak Atoll, Marshall Islands

Bokak Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands may be the only remaining example of a completely natural, unaltered, semi-arid atoll ecosystem in the world today.

Bikar Atoll, Marshall Islands

Located in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Bikar is a key nesting site for scores of birds and turtles.

Marion Island, South Africa 

Marion Island, South Africa is the larger of the two Prince Edward Islands, which together provide globally important breeding sites for seabirds and other wildlife.

Late, Tonga 

Late Island, Tonga in the Southwest Pacific has some of the most intact, high-diversity, native broad-leafed island forests in the world and supports large populations of many of Tonga’s birds and reptiles.

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