Protect Palmyra
Located in the Central Pacific Ocean, about 1,000 miles southwest of Hawai’i, Palmyra Atoll is part of the Line Islands archipelago. The atoll has one of the best remaining examples of a tropical coastal strand forest (Pisonia) found in the Pacific and one of the richest marine ecosystems in the world. Many nationally and internationally threatened, endangered, and depleted species thrive at Palmyra including sea turtles, pearl oysters, giant clams, reef sharks, coconut crabs, fish, whales, and dolphins.

The Nature Conservancy of Hawai’i, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Wildlife Refuge System, and Island Conservation have embarked upon an ambitious project to aid in the protection and restoration of the unique species and habitats of Palmyra Atoll, by removing non-native rats as a first step to the atoll’s restoration.

Free from the threat of non-native rats, Palmyra’s Pisonia forest and seabird species will have the opportunity to recover. Species previously eliminated from the island due to predation by non-native rats will be able to return, where they can once again flourish.

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