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What is the Database of Island Invasive Species Eradications?
Islands are the epicenter of the current global extinction crisis and invasive vertebrates are the leading cause of extinction on islands. Removing invasive vertebrates from islands is a well-established tool to protect and restore island ecosystems and prevent extinctions.

The Database of Island Invasive Species Eradications compiles all of the historical and current invasive vertebrate eradications on islands. Data from each project includes information on the island, methods used in the eradication and contact information for people knowledgeable about the eradication.

Our hope is that the database will help by facilitating:

  • Knowledge sharing: Improving transfer of knowledge between existing eradication practitioners, and providing contacts for each eradication to facilitate communication between experienced eradicators and those seeking assistance
  • Technique evaluation: Tracking eradication attempts to analyse where, how and who is undertaking these efforts, which techniques are successful and highlighting invasive species for which techniques are deficient.
  • Fund raising: this database is a valuable tool for fund raising by allowing practitioners to contextualize proposed island eradication projects against the global scope of this technique and historical eradication attempts.

Figure 1. Cumulative number of successful eradications by year since 1950.

How To Cite?
DIISE, 2014. The Database of Island Invasive Species Eradications, developed by Island Conservation, Coastal Conservation Action Laboratory UCSC, IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group, University of Auckland and Landcare Research New Zealand. http://diise.islandconservation.org.

The online Threatened Island Biodiversity database was built with the support of The David and Lucille Packard Foundation, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and the Global Environment Facility.
Version 2014.1: New user interface launched in 2014! Major updates to data undertaken.
Island Conservation make no warranties or representations, express or implied, regarding the use of the material appearing in this dataset with regard to their correctness, reliability, accuracy, or otherwise. The material and geographic designations in this dataset do not imply the expressions of any opinion whatsoever on the part of Island Conservation concerning the legal status of any country, territory or area, nor concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. Neither Island Conservation nor its affiliated or related entities or its content providers shall be responsible or liable to any person, firm or corporation for any loss, damage, injury, claim or liability of any kind or character based on or resulting from any information contained in the dataset. Island Conservation may update or make changes to the data provided at any time without notice; however, Island Conservation makes no commitment to update the information contained therein.
  1. The data are supplied only for conservation purposes, scientific analysis or research.
  2. The recipient of the data will provide a full and appropriate acknowledgement and citation in any materials or publications derived in part or in whole from the data; relevant citation details will be provided with each dataset. For any publications making substantial use of the data, Island Conservation welcomes the opportunity for co-authorship, collaboration and to comment prior to publication. Expressions of interest can be sent to science@islandconservation.org.
  3. Reproduction of the dataset or products derived from it, either whole or in part, for commercial purposes is prohibited without prior written permission from Island Conservation. For the purposes of these Terms of Use, "commercial purposes" means a) any use by, on behalf of, or to inform or assist the activities of, a commercial entity (an entity that operates "for profit") or b) use by any non-profit entity for the purposes of revenue generation. If you require permission please contact science@islandconservation.org.
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  5. Use of these data does not constitute endorsement by Island Conservation of any derived products, reports or analyses. The Island Conservation logo must not be used on any derived products, reports or analyses, or supporting materials, without express permission.
  6. Island Conservation reserves the right to comment on the accuracy of representation of the data in material produced by a recipient.
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People, organizations, and agencies that have helped develop the Database of Island Invasive Species Eradications
Island ConservationUniversity of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)Coastal Conservation Action Lab, UCSC
Center for Integrated Spatial Research (CISR), UCSCThe University of Auckland, New ZealandLandcare Research (Manaaki Whenua), New Zealand
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)Species Survival Commission (SSC), IUCNInvasive Species Specialist Group, IUCN SSC
Island Conservation endeavor to maintain the most accurate and up-to-date data at all times. However, if errors or omissions are identified, the user should notify Island Conservation science@islandconservation.org so that they can be corrected in future releases of the data. Please mark all correspondence: "Database of Islands and Invasive Species Eradications".