Habitat restoration, pest control and species reintroduction on the seven pest-free islands of Ipipiri, Eastern Bay of Islands, New Zealand
And experience the beauty of these islands first hand
Native species reintroduced
Sixteen more planned
31,000 native trees planted by volunteers
Weekly volunteer weed-busting programme
Educating future generations
to care for the environment
Bringing back the birdsong
to the islands of Ipipiri
Project Island Song is an eco-sanctuary. The seven main islands in the eastern Bay of Islands have been pest mammal free since 2009, and the natural eco-systems are being restored. Bringing back birdsong to the islands, note by note. Thousands of trees have been planted, and five rare and endangered species have been reintroduced. Many more species are planned. In this eco-sanctuary you can discover the home of some of the world’s most fascinating and rare wildlife.
Project Island Song is a unique partnership between community group the Guardians of the Bay of Islands, Te Rawhiti hapū (Ngati Kuta and Patukeha) and the Department of Conservation. This partnership is dedicated to restoring ecological balance to the islands of the Eastern Bay of Islands (Ipipiri). Drawing together the energy, talent and culture of local people to bring the birdsong back to Ipipiri, note by note. Read more...
Project Island Song is reliant on funders and sponsors to keep us on the path to achieving our vision. Thank you to all those who have contributed in various ways, including the provision of free travel for volunteers going to the islands, funding project work, sponsoring volunteer lunches on planting days and much, much more. With your support we can bring the islands of Ipipiri alive again with the sound of native New Zealand birdsong.