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Palmyra Today


Archive Curator Jesse Johnson on Palmyra in 2019

The archive hopes to include and offer exceptional coverage of all events in the atoll's first 200 years of discovered history, but Palmyra's story doesn't end there. Since its purchase by the Nature Conservancy in 2000, Palmyra has seen a massive restoration effort. 

The rats, mosquitoes, and invasive plant species have been or are in the process of being, eliminated.  Chemicals, construction materials, and unexploded ordinance left from World War 2 have been largely removed or quarantined.  Even the power used by its semi-permanent inhabitants, is almost entirely drawn from solar and wind energy.

To learn more about what's happening on Palmyra today, check out the following resources:

I highly recommend following the efforts of the Palmyra Nature Conservancy team and the US Fish and Wildlife department, whose tireless efforts to restore and protect Palmyra deserve as much recognition as they can get!

Island Conservation, an organization dedicated to caring for and restoring islands around the world, are actively working to make Palmyra last for future generations.

Thanks to groups like these, Palmyra has an incredible future to look forward to, where its natural habitats can succeed, and its wonders can be studied and shared with generations to come.