Floreana Mockingbird – Fire Ant Appeal | March 24th, 2008

In December we put out an appeal to raise funds to help eradicate the invasive little red fire ant Wasmannia auropunctata from Champion Island off Floreana, one of only two surviving breeding places for the Floreana Mockingbird, an endangered species. As a result of this we were able to send $1,500 US to the Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF). This is enough to fund a visit to the island by scientists and National Park personnel as part of the ongoing campaign. We are continuing our support for this project and any additional contributions to the appeal will be greatly appreciated, not just by us but by the mockingbirds themselves! 100% of your donation will go to the Galapagos.