Hat tip to The Dispersal of Darwin:
Although Darwin’s finches are often given credit for inspiring Charles Darwin, in reality Darwin’s mockingbirds deserve much of the credit. They are close to extinction. They have been extirpated on their native island of Floreana and survive only on two smaller islands. Their numbers went down to about two hundred birds. Now, with a good rainy season behind them, their numbers have grown to about four hundred. That is too many birds for the small islands to support.
The Galapagos Conservation Trust (GCT) and the Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF) hope to move some of the mockingbirds to their original Floreana and restore their ecosystem. You can support that effort. The birds will be carefully watched and will provide knowledge for larger restoration efforts and breeding programs.