This video is about the Palau Conservation Society.
A baseline for conservation and livelihoods in Palau
The Palau Conservation Society (PCS, BirdLife in Palau), together with BirdLife International and other partners, is implementing a project to eradicate invasive alien mammals on the islands of the Kayangel atoll, Palau.
“The restoration of Kayangel Atoll provides an exciting opportunity to not only protect a globally significant site for biodiversity but also demonstrates the value of nature conservation for local people”, said Steve Cranwell – Seabird Programme Manager at the BirdLife Pacific Partnership Secretariat.
The small population of people on Kayangel is highly dependent on their environment and natural resources. Invasive species, particularly rats and mice, spread disease and destroy crops. Invasive mammals also decrease the populations of ground nesting birds such as the megapode, and of other biodiversity such as native lizards and crabs.
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