Offshore Islands

  • Ecology
  • Restoration
  • Management
  • Planning

Wildland Consultants’ offshore island experience extends from Rarotonga in the Pacific to Pitt Island in the Chatham Islands, Tuhua in the Bay of Plenty, Moawhitu (D’Urville Island) in the Marlborough Sounds, and Auckland Island (subantarctic). Individual staff members also have a wealth of experience on many other outlying and offshore islands through previous employment activities (NZ Wildlife Service, Department of Lands and Survey, Department of Conservation). This includes experience on Campbell Island, Stewart Island, Marlborough Sounds islands (Maud, Motuara, Stephens, Nukuwaita and Long), Kapiti Island, Mana Island, Bay of Plenty islands (Motuotau, Karewa, Tūhua, Moutohorā, Mōtītī, Motunau, Rūrima), Mercury group islands (Cuvier, Stanley, and others), Little Barrier, Kawau, Rangitoto, Motutapu, Motuihe, Great Barrier, Kaikoura, and various Northland islands.

Selected Projects

  • Ecological aspects of a ‘Whole of Island Plan’ for Matakana Island, Bay of Plenty
  • Strategic biodiversity plan for Project Janszoon, Abel Tasman National Park, including biodiversity strategies for near shore islands within the Park
  • Carbon sequestration and indigenous revegetation on Moawhitu (D’Urville Island), Marlborough Sounds
  • Ecological assessment of indigenous vegetation and habitats on private land on Pitt Island (Chatham Islands) restoration, including recommendations for biodiversity enhancement
  • Assessment of ecological features, constraints, and opportunities on Great Barrier Island.
  • Ecological restoration on Mokoia Island, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
  • Ecological restoration of Mohunga Peninsula, Great Barrier Island, Hauraki Gulf
  • Kawau Island ecological restoration plan
  • Management of North Island weka and wallabies on Kawau Island
  • Survey of endemic flora of Rarotonga and preparation of IUCN threat assessments
  • Research on seed dispersal by flying foxes on Tongan islands
  • Research on the breeding biology of flesh-footed shearwaters on Karewa Island
  • Checklist of indigenous and naturalised plants of Matakana Island
  • Motiti Island species list
  • Kawau Island pest plant survey and monitoring plots
  • A review of potential approaches to eradicate feral pigs from Auckland Island
  • Rare plant management and vegetation monitoring on Moutohorā (Whale Island)
  • Monitoring and management of hihi/stitchbird on Mokoia and Tiritiri Matangi Islands following translocation
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