Welcome our New Board Member: Jono More


We are thrilled to welcome conservation biologist Jono More to our Board of Directors. Jono was born and raised in New Zealand. Below is a bit more about his prior work in Galapagos:

In 2012, Jono had the privilege of being able to spend 5 months in the Galapagos Islands working for the Charles Darwin Foundation, often in conjunction with the Galapagos National Park Service.Jono was lucky enough get to spend time on a number of islands and work on various species including land iguanas on Fernandina, mockingbirds on islets off Floreana, albatross on Espanola and mangrove finches on Isabela.The biggest project which Jono was involved with was the Galapagos hawk mitigation during the rat eradication on Isla Pinzon.  Here he had to help locate and catch hawks so that they could be kept in captivity in order to prevent them from getting secondary poisoning from eating poisoned rats.These experiences have meant that the Galapagos Islands are now very close to Jono’s heart and he has a strong desire to return and help with the many issues of which the Galapagos’ ecosystem faces.New Zealand and the Galapagos both share similar dilemmas in regards to mammalian invaders and therefore Jono believes that his knowledge and experience can be put to good use in helping to save the unique wildlife of the “enchanted islands”.

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