A new dawn for the wildlife of Redonda
The remote Caribbean island of Redonda is home to a variety of beautiful wildlife, including several endangered reptiles and major seabird colonies. Ed Marshall travelled there with Fauna & Flora International to photograph the range of species in this unique ecosystem.
The island of Redonda is located to the South West of Antigua, in the West Indies, and is home to a number of native species such as the charismatic masked, brown, and red-footed booby's, beautiful island reptiles such as the Redondan dwarf gecko and the Redondan ground lizard, as well as unique insect and plant species. These were under threat from the presence of non-native species introduced by humans. Thanks to the efforts of the Redonda Restoration Programme, the removal of these non-native species has encouraged Redonda to begin its transformation from a dry and rocky landscape into a vegetated and thriving island.
About the photographer
Ed Marshall is a widely published nature and conservation photographer based in the UK. Over recent years he has become increasingly involved in conservation projects, such as the RSPB's Isles of Scilly Seabird Recovery Project, and he particularly enjoys the challenge of working in remote and harsh environments.
View more of his photos on his website.
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