“to enhance diversity and abundance of native plants and animals by protecting and enriching our islands ecosystems”
Values Statement: We live in a beautiful and remote island environment that unifies our resilient and diverse community. We value our natural heritage, acknowledge our history and wish to preserve our way of life, looking forward to a sustainable future so our environment, community and economy prosper.
Over 2014 – 2016 an island wide survey and research piece was undertaken which aimed to develop a community led vision for the ecological future of the island. A key outcome of this work was that the community wanted the Ecology Vision (and any keystone projects) to incorporate Environmental, Social and Economic objectives. In 2018 funding was approved for an Ecology Vision Facilitator to assist the delivery of ecology vision community-based initiatives. Since then we have seen development of community groups, community trap libraries, community nursery and many community activities such as bird counts, beach clean ups.
Restored and enriched ecosystems
Predator, pest and weed suppression
Improved ecosystem connections and functions
Increased abundance and diversity of plants and animals
Increased community capability and capacity
Community owned and driven
Enhanced community connectivity
Creative sharing of our story
Environmental technology and innovation
Local jobs for local people
Local economic growth
Improved visitor experience