Alaskan island’s seashore ecosystem makes a full recovery in 11 years after removal of invasive rats

A conservation effort that removed rats from one of the islands in Alaska’s Aleutian archipelago has become a new example of how ecosystems can fully recover to their natural state in little more than a decade.  Formerly known as Rat Island, a coordinated conservation effort conducted by Island Conservation, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and The Nature Conservancy removed the rats on the renamed … Continue reading Alaskan island’s seashore ecosystem makes a full recovery in 11 years after removal of invasive rats

Young climate champion Esau Sinnok helping to build a sustainable future for Alaska

Alaskan native Esau Sinnok is helping to build a sustainable future for Alaska. The former Arctic Youth Ambassador hails from the village of Shishmaref in northwest Alaska, where essential ice is being lost and homes are in danger of melting away. The 20-year-old comes from a long line of Inupiaq Eskimos who have inhabited a small Alaskan barrier island, Sarichef, and others like it for some 4,000 years. The residents … Continue reading Young climate champion Esau Sinnok helping to build a sustainable future for Alaska