Saving species from extinction:
The Gough Island Restoration Programme
Gough Island, in the middle of the South Atlantic, needs our urgent help. Well over two million seabird chicks are lost every year, pushing some species towards extinction. The chicks are killed by an invasive non-native species of house mouse that was introduced to Gough by humans.
The RSPB and Tristan da Cunha Government have developed an ambitious programme of conservation action. In 2020 rodenticide bait will be spread across Gough Island, eradicating the mice and restoring Gough to its natural state. This action will prevent the deaths of defenseless chicks year after year, halting decline and allowing populations to bounce back.