What we do
Working together on the best conservation project on the planet
For many years there has been growing concern about the decline in biodiversity of the group of islands, known as Ipipiri, in the eastern Bay of Islands. The aim of Project Island Song, utilising people's energy, talents and cultures, is to restore ecological balance to these islands.
Where is Project Island Song?
This ecological restoration project includes seven islands: Motuarohia, Moturua, Motukiekie, Poroporo, Urupukapuka, Waewaetorea and Okahu, as well as numerous rockstacks and islets across the eastern Bay of Islands. These islands are near the spectacular Cape Brett peninsula, the remote Rawhiti community and numerous headlands and bays along the adjacent mainland coast. Together these form the spectacular backdrop that makes the Bay of Islands a world-famous visitor destination.
How will Project Island Song bring the birds back?
- removing introduced pest species and ensuring"> they do not return
- reintroducing appropriate native animal and plant species
- promoting education, research and enjoyment of the restored islands to all