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What We Do
We enhance island habitats through projects focused on island conservation, restoration and acquisition, as well as supporting research and public education which further these efforts.
Three quarters of all recorded animal extinctions since 1600 are of island species, even though island species make up only a small fraction of all species. One of the goals of the Foundation is to prevent these extinctions. To this end we support:
- Restoration of original island flora and fauna through identification and removal of non-native species, and conservation of imperiled native species
- Construction, maintenance and renovation of facilities that improve island habitat
- Acquisition of equipment to facilitate management of island habitats and wildlife
- Educational programs aimed at improving awareness of unique island flora and fauna and funding of interns and other personnel involved in island research and education
- Purchase of islands supporting unique or threatened populations of flora and fauna, to assure their protection and conservation
Although the Farallon Islands Foundation is based in California, our interests extend worldwide. Our primary interest and emphasis is on salt water islands. We are a 501(c)3 foundation, registered in the state of California, governed by an unpaid Board of Directors.