Island Stewards: Caring for land and sea

Connecting Island stewards from across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands

Dates: 26 – 29th August 2024

Location: Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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The Island Arks Symposium is an exciting opportunity to share the knowledge and practice of our Island stewards.

An invaluable forum for developing collaborations and partnerships for those involved in, or with an interest in Island management within the Pacific Region and elsewhere.

Previously held on Daydream Island, Tasmania, Norfolk Island, Fiji, Rottnest Island and Philip Island, this year the symposium will be held on Kangaroo Island.

Join practitioners, land managers, policy makers, scientists, community groups and traditional custodians as they explore the challenges, pathways and solutions to island sustainability.

State of the Islands Report Case Study: Building capacity to eradicate invasive species from islands

Author Information Alan Saunders IUCN Oceania Office, Private Mail Bag, Suva, Fiji Introduction Eradicating invasive species from islands presents some of the most exciting opportunities, and daunting
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Tasmania: State of the Islands

Author Information Sally. L. Bryant Tasmanian Land Conservancy, PO Box 2112 Lower Sandy Bay, Tasmania 7005 Summary Tasmania’s offshore islands contain nationally and globally significant natural value
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Just announced: Tasman Island Field Trip

Tasman Island Trip On Saturday 15 February, Tasman Island will be open to visitors. A short and very scenic helicopter flight from Safety Cove (Tasman Peninsula) will transport visitors to the island
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New Workshop Announced: Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island Workshop at Island Arks Symposium III February 14th, 2013.  The purpose of this workshop is to use the collective expertise, knowledge and experience of Symposium delegates to explore t
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New field trip added to Island Arks Symposium III

In February 2014 Island Arks Symposium III participants will have the opportunity to participate in a selection of field trips in Tasmania. Today details on the Maria Island field trip were added to n
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Tristan Albatross

Islands feature in 2013 State of the World’s Birds report

International conservation organisation Birdlife has recently released State of the World’s Birds, Indicators for our changing world. A comprehensive overview of current and emerging conservation issu
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Seabird population rises on Rat Island years after eradication of rats and cats

Black Rats were eradicated from Rat Island 22 years ago and feral cats ultimately about 12 years ago. Seabird return was first observed in 2003 and has accelerated significantly in the last two years.
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Kokako by Eric de Leeuw

Conservation implications of song divergence between source and translocated populations of the North Island Kōkako

There’s lots to learn about conservation from Australia’s island neighbor New Zealand,  especially about translocation of native bird species. In their paper, “Conservation implications of song diverg
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Liam Quinn St Andrews Bay South Georgia

‘Team Rat’ completes 2013 baiting target on South Georgia Island

In the southern Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of South America, the few inhabitants of South Georgia Island are saying goodbye to some unwelcome visitors: Norway Brown rats. At 80,000ha South Georgia
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Christian Bell responds to Gareth Morgan’s multi-million plan to eradicate pests from Stewart Island

Two weeks ago New Zealand economist and philanthropist Gareth Morgan announced his multi-million dollar plan to remove pests from Stewart Island, a 1,746 km2 island located 30km south of the South Isl
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