Global Insular 
Conservation Society
a 501(C)3 nonprofit
Edgar Fortune
Founder & CEO
Founded 2007

A nonprofit 501 (C) (3) corporation focused on fragile island ecosystems and their native flora & fauna, using sound scientific based research for conservation of indigenous species 
before it’s too late.
  • GICS aims to partner with active education and conservation projects in line with our Island focus.  

  • Conduct active research, habitat evaluations and collaborate with local and international scientists, biologists and zoologists.

  • Recognize the long-term, on going focus necessary to make real impacts on an ecosystem.

Geographic Focus 

  • Caribbean  (singular current focus) 

  • Indonesian Archipelago 

  • South America 

  • Madagascar

  • North America


Circumstances Today 

  • Flora and fauna, evolving in isolation, can not compete.

  • Single predatory animals have nearly wiped out indigenous populations in the past. 

  • Pollution, deforestation, and expansion of man's footprint threaten these unique and precious resources.

Just one example...

In the 1990s the introduction of just one single raccoon on White Cay in the Bahamas nearly wiped out an entire species of Iguana native only to that island.  This species would have been lost forever if not for the conservation efforts of people like those working with GICS.