updated 12:19 PM EST, Fri August 22, 2014

"The island appeared to be an ideal alternative nesting site for the birds ... except for one thing: it was prone to flooding."

Salt has been harvested on the Caribbean island of Bonaire for centuries. But when salt production began interfering with the nesting habits of a small migratory bird, locals knew they had to take action. And that's how Bonaire's least terns got an island all of their own.

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