About The Trust

The Pomona Island Charitable Trust was established in 2005 with the aim of restoring the largest inland island in New Zealand to its natural state prior to the introduction of pests.

The Trust has a management agreement with the Department of Conservation (DOC) enabling us to carry out our conservation work on Pomona and Rona Islands on Lake Manapouri and the adjacent mainland.  The Trust has specific objectives relating to conservation, community involvement, research and education.
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People
There are six Trustees and an advisory Trustee from the Department of Conservation. Our Patron is the world-renowned botanist and Emeritus Professor Sir Alan Mark. More...

The Islands
Pomona and Rona Islands are the two largest islands on Lake Manapouri within the Fiordland National Park which is part of the Te Wahipounamu - Southwest New Zealand World Heritage Area. More...

Achievements
The Trust has won local and national awards for its work to restore Pomona and Rona Islands and to maintain them as island sanctuaries for our native birds. We successful eradicated possums, deer, stoats, rats and mice from Pomona and stoats and mice from Rona. Both islands were completely pest-free for over four years. South Island robins, mohua and the critically endangered Haast tokoeka have been released onto Pomona. The vegetation on both islands is regenerating quickly.

The short distance of both islands from the adjacent mainland increased the risk of re-invasion by rodents and stoats. In recent years the Trust's attention has been focussed on keeping pest numbers at low or undetectable levels.
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Pomona Island Charitable Trust
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About The Trust

The Pomona Island Charitable Trust was established in 2005 with the aim of restoring the largest inland island in New Zealand to its natural state prior to the introduction of pests.

The Trust has a management agreement with the Department of Conservation (DOC) enabling us to carry out our conservation work on Pomona and Rona Islands on Lake Manapouri and the adjacent mainland.  The Trust has specific objectives relating to conservation, community involvement, research and education.
More...

People
There are six Trustees and an advisory Trustee from the Department of Conservation. Our Patron is the world-renowned botanist and Emeritus Professor Sir Alan Mark. More...

The Islands
Pomona and Rona Islands are the two largest islands on Lake Manapouri within the Fiordland National Park which is part of the Te Wahipounamu - Southwest New Zealand World Heritage Area. More...

Achievements
The Trust has won local and national awards for its work to restore Pomona and Rona Islands and to maintain them as island sanctuaries for our native birds. We successful eradicated possums, deer, stoats, rats and mice from Pomona and stoats and mice from Rona. Both islands were completely pest-free for over four years. South Island robins, mohua and the critically endangered Haast tokoeka have been released onto Pomona. The vegetation on both islands is regenerating quickly.

The short distance of both islands from the adjacent mainland increased the risk of re-invasion by rodents and stoats. In recent years the Trust's attention has been focussed on keeping pest numbers at low or undetectable levels.
More...


Pomona Island Charitable Trust
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