Calayan Rail Project
Discovered in 2004, the Calayan Rail Gallirallus calayanensis is a bird species found only on Calayan Island and nowhere else in the world. The Calayan Rail Project was initiated to ensure a future for the threatened Piding through a participatory and community-based approach to research and capacity building of local stakeholders.
Philippine Crocodile Project
In 2005, a small population of the endemic and Critically Endangered Philippine Crocodile (Crocodylus mindorensis) was found on the small island of Dalupiri in the Babuyan Islands. The goal of Crocodile Project: Dalupiri is to establish an in situ conservation program for the Bukarot. The project is being carried out in collaboration with Mabuwaya Foundation, Inc.
Biodiversity Assessments and Surveys
In collaboration with partner institutions such as the University of Kansas Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center, surveys of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians are being undertaken to better understand the biogeography and biodiversity of this little-known island group.
Information, Education, and Awareness Campaign
ISLA is involved in the preparation and distribution of educational materials to further highlight the need to preserve small-island biodiversity and the value of conservation in general. Interaction between volunteers and local community members and stakeholders encourages understanding and the essential exchange of knowledge.