The Trust - Background Information

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

Through a Management Agreement with the Department of Conservation, the Trust is working on two islands in Lake Manapouri - Pomona Island and Rona Island - as well as on the adjacent lakeshores. The lake has been a focus for conservation in recent times. More on the lake and islands...

The Trust has a number of specific objectives related to conservation, research and education, community involvement and tourism. More...

The Patron of the Trust is world renowned Emeritus Professor Sir Alan Mark. There are seven Trustees and an Advisory Trustee from the Department of Conservation. More...

Since 2005 the Trust has achieved a great deal. Eradicating five mammalian pests from an island is a first for New Zealand and already there are signs of strong regeneration of vegetation and of increasing birdlife. The Trust has made significant progress in the short time it has existed. More...

The Trust has been the recipient of the following awards:
Green Ribbon Awards 2011 - Winner - Protecting Our Biodiversity Category
Environment Southland Community Group 2008 - Winner
Environment Southland Community Group 2007 - Highly commended
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