Saving species from extinction:

The Gough Island Restoration Programme

Help us secure the future of Gough Island

Gough Island, in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean, needs our urgent help. Over two million seabird chicks are lost from the island every year, which is pushing some highly threatened species towards extinction. The chicks are killed by invasive non-native house mice, inadvertently introduced to Gough by people.

The RSPB and Tristan da Cunha have developed an ambitious programme of conservation action. We will embark on one of the world's most challenging island restoration projects to remove the mice and restore the fortunes of the island's birds. This action will prevent the deaths of defenceless chicks year after year, allowing populations to recover from unsustainable levels of decline.