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Island Conservation

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Island Conservation is a natural resource conservation nonprofit based in Santa Cruz, CA that was founded in 1997. As of 2018 they had $5.0 million in revenue and $5.0 million in assets.

Island conservation prevents extinctions by removing invasive species from islands, where the world's most threatened plants and animals are found. When we intervene to prevent extinctions caused by invasive species we also protect island economies, h...

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Program areas at Island Conservation

Conservation operations: islands represent approx. 5% the world's land area, yet are biodiversity hotspots that have hosted 75% of bird, mammal, amphibian and reptile extinctions since 1500. The majority of these extinctions are caused by invasive species. Working together with local communities, government management agencies, and conservation organizations, we can remove invasive species from island. This intervention allows the opportunity for native plants and animals to recover. Since 1994, island conservation and our partners have deployed teams to 60 islands worldwide, to benefit 1090 populations of 399 species and subspecies. In 2017, island conservation partnered with >150 organization to plan, implement and monitor projects to protect threatened species in french polynesia, Hawaii, galapagos, Palau and chile. Species benefitting from this work include the critically endangered rayadito on alejandro selkirk, the endangered newell's shearwater in Hawaii, and endangered peruvian diving-petrel on chanaral island.

Conservation measures: to assess if island restoration efforts are protecting imperiled species, island conservation monitors, measures and maps targeted species and their habitats before and after our intervention. Our conservation biologists returned to choros island, chile, four years after the removal of invasive rabbits and documented an increase in native plant, and seabird populations. Staff from island conservation authored or co-authored 13 peer-reviewed publications in 2017, and contributed to >20 technical reports.

Form 990s for Island Conservation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2017-12Oct 16, 2018990View PDF
2016-12Mar 14, 2018990View PDF
2016-12Dec 22, 2017990View PDF
2015-12Feb 6, 2017990View PDF
2014-12Jan 7, 2016990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Island Conservation

Total grants, contributions, etc.$3,236,820
Program services$1,834,101
Investment income and dividends$8,227
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$-12,345
Total revenues$5,066,803

Vendors for Island Conservation

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Squar Milner LLPTax accounting2018-09-21
█████████ ████████Software2018-05-07
█████████Content management system software2018-05-07
██████ █████ ███Helicopter Transportation and Logistics$284,9242017-12-01
███ ████████ ███Audit accounting2017-08-23
█████████ ███████Philanthropy Consultant2016-12-01

Personnel at Island Conservation

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Karen PoianiChief Executive Officer$196,206Aug. 10, 2019
Doug BragdonChief Operations Officer-Aug. 10, 2019
█████ ████████Director of Marketing and Communications-Aug. 10, 2019
█████ █████State Policy Director for National Audubon Society; and Director of Legislative and External Affairs-Aug. 10, 2019
██████ █████████Director of Philanthropy$125,985Aug. 10, 2019
████ ██████Project Director-Aug. 10, 2019
████████ ██████Director of Science$130,498Dec. 31, 2017
████ ████████South America Regional Director$110,125Aug. 10, 2019
███ ████Southwest Pacific Regional Director$105,587Nov. 12, 2017
█████ ███████Finance Manager-Aug. 10, 2019
...and 21 more key personnel

Peer natural resource conservation organizations

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4Northeast Wilderness Trust Corporation501(c)(3)$4.1 millionMontpelier, VT
5Mountains Restoration Trust (MRT)501(c)(3)$1.7 millionCalabasas, CA
6Friends of the Chicago River501(c)(3)$1.8 millionChicago, IL
7Mongabay.org501(c)(3)$2.0 millionMenlo Park, CA
8Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts501(c)(3)$1.7 millionHarrisburg, PA
9Prince of Wales Hatchery Association (POWHA)501(c)(3)$4.1 millionCraig, AK
10Connecticut Audubon Society501(c)(3)$3.7 millionFairfield, CT
11Willistown Conservation Trust501(c)(3)$2.0 millionNewtown Square, PA
12Tourism Cares501(c)(3)$1.6 millionNorwood, MA
13New York City Audubon Society501(c)(3)$1.9 millionNew York, NY
14California Native Plant Society501(c)(3)$4.2 millionSacramento, CA
15Sustainable Fishery Advocates FishWise501(c)(3)$4.6 millionSanta Cruz, CA
16Sacramento Tree Foundation501(c)(3)$2.1 millionSacramento, CA
17Southwest Wetlands Interpretive Association (SWIA)501(c)(3)$1.5 millionImperial BCH, CA
18Pacific Crest Trail Association501(c)(3)$3.8 millionSacramento, CA
19Laguna Canyon Foundation501(c)(3)$1.6 millionLaguna Beach, CA
20San Joaquin River Parkway & Cons Trust501(c)(3)$2.2 millionFresno, CA
21Puget Sound Restoration Fund501(c)(3)$1.5 millionBainbridge Island, WA
22Land Trust of Santa Cruz County501(c)(3)$3.2 millionSanta Cruz, CA
23Irvine Ranch Conservancy501(c)(3)$5.6 millionIrvine, CA
24Center for Natural Lands Management (CNLM)501(c)(3)$8.3 millionTemecula, CA
25Sonoma Land Trust501(c)(3)$6.1 millionSanta Rosa, CA

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