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THE GOUGH ISLAND RESTORATION PROJECT~

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owner profile imageSaving the Tristan Albatross from Extinction ~ Mice Eradication on Gough Island.
June 12, 2019

In 2018 more than 2 Million eggs and chicks were lost to mice on Gough Island.  An eradication program has been approved for 2020 and is being  See more

THE STORY:

 

Giant invasive “mega-mice” on Gough Island are set to be eradicated in one of the most ambitious projects of its kind, which will save two million seabird eggs and chicks a year from being eaten in the nest.

For birds on Gough Island, the nightmare is real. Invasive mice, with no natural predators, have evolved to grow fifty percent larger than the average house mouse and to rely on a sinister food source. They gather at night, forming groups of up to nine and descending upon chicks in the nest, eating them alive. Now, a study published in Ibis Journal has revealed that the scale of this devastation is far greater than we ever thought, resulting in that at least two million fewer chicks a year than there would be had the mice never arrived. If the 19th century seal hunters who accidentally introduced the mice knew how harmful these rodents would become, they might have been more careful about where they docked their ships. 

Fortunately, help is at hand in the form of one of the most ambitious mouse eradication projects ever attempted, which will benefit six Globally Threatened species at once, finally allowing populations to recover. Our UK Partner the RSPB has teamed up with Tristan da Cunha government, with help from across the world*, to develop The Gough Island Restoration Programme, set to begin in 2020. 

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  • Corporate Donation

    $25,000

  • Linda Bush

    $30

  • Herma van Gerner

    $12

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Stephanie Butler, Spotty & Minnie

    $100

  • Martha Lerski

    $100

  • John McCormick

    $100

  • Sandra Martin

    $100

  • Susanne Carter

    $100

  • Francoise Hubert

    $10

  • Martha Lerski

    $400

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Adrianne W

    $100

  • Herma van Gerner

    $22

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Patricia Harrington

    $10

  • Elise Marie Myrvang Eikeland

    $20

  • Jerome Van Husen

    $10

  • Chavez Family

    $25

  • Sandra Birnhak

    $20

  • Joseph Weinstein

    $285

  • Betty Jeane Murphy

    $15

  • from karine.hermelle@orange.fr

    $200

  • Christine Zeleny

    $25

  • Karine.hermelle@orange.fr

    $300

  • Christine Zeleny

    $50

  • Elise Marliere

    $50

  • HICKMAN FROM FRANCE

    $200

  • HF McCrie

    $50

  • Christine Zeleny

    $20

  • Kristen Richards

    $25

  • HICKMAN FROM FRANCE

    $300

  • Debra Rose

    $20

  • Christine Zeleny

    $20

  • Stefanie Rixecker

    $100

  • mark

    $20

  • Anonymous ~In Memory of Christina

    $2,500

  • Christine Zeleny

    $50

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    $500

  • Elise Marliere

    $50

  • Christine Zeleny

    $25

  • HICKMAN FROM FRANCE

    $250

  • Christine Zeleny

    $25

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    $50

  • HICKMAN FROM FRANCE

    $250

  • Rob Garvey

    $25

  • Christine Zeleny

    $25

  • Elise Marliere

    $25

  • Christine Zeleny

    $25

  • Karine Hickman from France

     

  • sandra sheehy

    $10

  • Christine Zeleny

    $25

  • Ann Anastasio

    $500

  • Mark Walker

    $10

  • Elise Marliere

    $25

  • Hickman

    $250

  • Patricia Chambers

     

  • Hugh McCrie

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

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  • hickman

    $250

  • karine hickman

    $250

  • Elise Marliere

    $50

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  • Hugh McCrie

    $50

  • LeAnn Fox

    $25

  • Elise Marliere

    $11

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    $25

  • Herma van Gerner

    $20

  • Catie Gandy

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Mark Walker

    $25

  • Hickman Karine

    $100

  • Elise Marliere

    $50

  • Elise Marliere

    $30

  • Karine Hickman

    $250

  • Mark Walker

    $20

  • Elizabeth Beaumont

    $50

  • Elise Marliere

    $50

  • Beverley Prankerd

     

  • Hickman Karine

    $250

  • Rob Garvey

    $25

  • LeAnn Fox

    $25

  • Sammarye Lewis

    $25

  • Karine Hickman

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Karen Belfo

    $25

  • Laurie Sharkus

     

  • Amanda Hyde

    $25

  • Adam Catherine Courtney

     

  • Karine hickman

    $100

  • Hickman Karine

    $250

  • HICKMAN Karine

    $100

  • Cathy

    $25

  • Julie Greco

    $25

  • HICKMAN Karine

    $100

  • Karine HICKMAN

    $100

  • Ramona Rohrer

    $10

  • Amanda Hyde

    $50

  • HICKMAN Karine

    $100

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774% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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The Team: $38,698 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Sandra Birnhak

Amount Raised

$38,095

 

76% Raised of$50,000 Goal

Donor Comments

HICKMAN Karine

HICKMAN Karine

DONATION: $100

In memory of Pierre 8 months ago

Amanda Hyde

Amanda Hyde

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1 year ago

Ramona Rohrer

Ramona Rohrer

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Karine HICKMAN

Karine HICKMAN

DONATION: $100

In memory of Pierre 1 year ago

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HICKMAN Karine

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Julie Greco

Julie Greco

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Cathy

Cathy

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1 year ago

HICKMAN Karine

HICKMAN Karine

DONATION: $100

In memory of Pierre 2 years ago

Hickman Karine

Hickman Karine

DONATION: $250

In memory of Pierre 2 years ago

Karine hickman

Karine hickman

DONATION: $100

For pierre hickman 3 years ago