Donate to the Gough Island appeal
The RSPB and Tristan Island Council have an ambitious plan to restore British Overseas Territory Gough Island and save globally threatened species from extinction, through the Gough Island Restoration Programme.
Our aim is to save iconic species including the Tristan albatross from extinction and to restore a World Heritage Site before it is lost.
Mouse predation is the driver of this environmental catastrophe. The presence of invasive non-native mice on Gough Island is causing the loss of two million seabird chicks from Gough Island each and every year. If we secure funding, we will implement a rodent baiting operation during the southern winter of 2020, with ‘mouse-free’ status confirmed through monitoring in 2022 (after two breeding seasons for mice). 2020 is the earliest feasible date for such an ambitious and complex operation, as it requires an extensive lead-in time to ensure our plans are robust. There is a funding gap and your support is needed. Success will see this World Heritage Site secured for future generations, bring unique species back from the brink of extinction and allow habitats to recover naturally with little future intervention required.
With your help, we can raise the money needed to carry out this globally important conservation action. Together, we can ensure the future of Gough Island’s precious species.
Otherwise you can make a donation over the phone. Please call our Supporter Services team on 01767 693 680, 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday. Thank you for your support!