The Guardians of the Bay of Islands is a volunteer conservation group that works on a range of activities to support island restoration. The Guardians is a registered charity and provides financial, material and physical support for Project Island Song.
The local hapū, Ngati Kuta and Patukeha, are ahi kaa – those who keep the home fires burning of Te Rāwhiti. Through their role as kaitiaki caretakers of the land they have observed many changes over the years and are actively working to restore the mauri lifeforce and wairua spirit of the land and sea in the eastern Bay of Islands.
The Department of Conservation (DOC) is a New Zealand government organisation involved in many conservation projects in New Zealand. DOC is a world leader in island pest eradication. The department eradicated mammalian pests from the islands of Ipipiri in June 2009