Save Thatch Cay
Please help the Center for Biological Diversity preserve the pristine beauty and rich biodiversity of Thatch Cay, one of the last undeveloped swaths of land in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
This 230-acre, uninhabited island is found in a tranquil body of water a half-mile off the northeast coast of St. Thomas. The cay's unspoiled beauty and ruggedly vegetated appearance make it a Virgin Islands gem. And there's more than just scenic beauty here: From leatherback sea turtles and brown pelicans to elkhorn and staghorn corals, Thatch Cay and its waters are home to critically endangered and threatened species.
Those species are at risk now as developers plan to build a luxury resort complex on the island for the exclusive use of an elite few. Both the community and local natural-resource managers recognize this development is not in the public's interest and have come out in force against it.
We need your help to preserve Thatch Cay, one of the few remaining areas of pristine and ecologically important flora and fauna in the island Caribbean.
Please, take a few minutes today to send a message opposing the development. Tell the Army Corps of Engineers that Thatch Cay is not a viable location for a high-end resort and should not be developed.