:: Support our conservation work through purchasing a copy of our New Island book, written & published by the NICT's founding member, Ian Strange and designed by daughter and Island photographer Georgina...

:: Purchase other beautiful Falkland Island books by Ian & Georgina Strange, featuring many photographs of New Island...

:: Overseas Territories Environment Programme
:: Max-Planck-Institute for Ornithology, Germany
:: Design In Nature, Falkland Islands
:: UK Overseas Territories Conservation Forum
:: Burrowing Parrots, Patagonia
:: Falkland Islands Tourist Board
"Projecto Albatroz", Portugal
:: International Tours & Travel, Falkland Islands

:: Papers are periodically published in various Scientific Journals by our team of researchers and some of these may be downloaded and viewed in PDF format here...

:: Further information about our research, conservation and scientific projects may be found on our Conservation page...

:: As an independent charitable organisation, the New Island Conservation Trust relies entirely upon public donations for its survival - All donations will help us - no matter how small. Follow this link to find out how you can help, or simply click on Just Giving... Just Giving gives you a 100% secure and easy way to make and manage your charitable donations. You can donate directly to a charity with any of the major credit cards. Just Giving also accept PayPal donations, the most trusted form of online payment around.

New Island is one of the finest and most unique wildlife reserves in the Falkland Islands

Under the protection of the New Island Conservation Trust, a non-profit charitable conservation organisation, the future of this reserve is assured in perpetuity

New Island is one of the finest wildlife areas in the Falklands. This is largely because of the variety and density of bird life which lives there. 39 species of bird regularly breed on New Island. More than two million seabirds inhabit its shores and surrounding smaller islands, with large numbers of breeding Rockhopper, Gentoo and Magellanic penguins, and more than 13,000 pairs of breeding Black-browed Albatross.

The importance of New Island as a breeding ground, along with a number of other islands in this part of the archipelago can be attributed to the Falkland Current. A main stream of this current flows to the west side of New Island, creating one of the richest marine resources and feeding grounds for wildlife to be found around the Falkland Islands.

In 1972 the opportunity arose to give New Island its first measure of environmental protection in nearly 200 years. The project began when the property was purchased by Ian Strange and a partner (the property was later divided as New Island North and New Island South, with the latter being owned by Ian Strange). Much of the island’s earlier history was one of depredation: its seal and bird colonies were plundered by early exploiters, the island was a base for early whalers, and its vegetation suffered as a result of burning and grazing by sheep and cattle.

Today, New Island is again one single property secured under the New Island Conservation Trust, an independent and charitable, non-profit conservation organisation established by Ian Strange in the Falkland Islands. Since 1999 New Island has held National Nature Reserve status and is classified as an Important Bird Area (IBA), providing a sanctuary for many globally threatened species. The island is an extremely important conservation site and many of the projects on the reserve are linked to its past history, giving a unique opportunity to study man’s past influence on the environment. Today we demonstrate what changes can be brought about by protection and careful management.

You can read more by following the links on the site's main menu at the top of this page...

Follow New Island's wildlife and conservation projects on Facebook! Photos and snippets of daily life on this South Atlantic nature reserve...

The Falkland Islands hold over 60% of the global breeding population of Black-browed Albatross.
Aerial surveying has been carried out in the Islands by Ian Strange since 1964 - results show a positive trend for this species...

New Island Conservation Trust Workshop Report 2013 - Development of a new strategy for scientific research at New Island (PDF, 1.3MB)

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