Our Mission

To support the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge in its efforts to preserve, protect, and restore the biological diversity and historic resources of Midway Atoll, while providing opportunity for wildlife-dependent recreation, education, cultural experiences, and scientific research.

Preserve

70th Anniversary - Battle of Midway
Once home to thousands of servicemen, Midway's current population rarely exceeds 50-60 people. Two constants over time: an astonishing number of birds and a deep sense of...

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connection to the place by those who have left their footprints on Midway's white sand beaches. FOMA works to preserve the memory of those who fought and died during the pivotal 1942 Battle of Midway; honor the work and lives of those who served our country while stationed on Midway; and support efforts to preserve the exceptional natural and historic resources of this wildlife refuge in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

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Protect

Whitebar & Convict Tangs
Midway Atoll is a National Wildlife Refuge, administered by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the site of the Battle of Midway National Memorial, and part of both the Papahānaumokuākea...

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Marine National Monument and the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Despite such recognition, resources for protection are limited. FOMA supports management and research activities on Midway, but the atoll's remote location means few people can hear the calls of a million albatrosses, inspect a World War II bunker, or explore the atoll's coral gardens. Through outreach and advocacy, FOMA hopes to inspire others to help protect Midway.

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Restore

Plastic in Albatross
Plastic-filled albatross chicks and seals snagged by nets are grim reminders that our oceans need help. On land, the invasive shrub, golden crownbeard, was destroying seabird habitat on...

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Midway. Now, nesting albatrosses are staking claim to cleared areas after successful eradication efforts. Midway will never return to "pristine" conditions; but FOMA's support for native outplantings, purchase of freshwater systems to reduce botulism in Laysan ducks, and education projects about plastic pollution are concrete actions we're taking to help USFWS restore the island -- to a place its wild denizens can still call home.

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