The Challenge

The Norfolk Island Group is habitat for over 50 endemic species of plants and animals, and indeed whole forest and coastal ecosystems that occur nowhere else in the world. Hundreds of thousands of seabirds nest on the islands including shearwaters, red-tailed tropic birds, sooty terns, masked boobies, white terns and the list goes on and on. All this outstanding abundance of biodiversity supported by completely unique, and absolutely stunning island landscapes.

Recognised as a global biodiversity hotspot, and Internationally Important Bird Area, Norfolk is truly an Isle of Opportunity for biodiversity conservation. Unfortunately the shadow of long past history still falls over Norfolk.

58 species are considered vulnerable to extinction, or endangered, and these continue to be threatened by predators such as introduced rats and Argentine ants, feral cats, and by weed infestations. Seabird breeding colonies are threatened in the same way. The most well known of Norfolk’s species is the charismatic Green Parakeet, a flagship for conservation efforts on Norfolk.

 Do what Matters

Take a holiday that matters. Whether it’s birdwatching, voluntourism or just kicking back to enjoy some incredible nature, we have Norfolk Island trips that will match your style

 Give what Matters

We need funds to prevent cats and rats killing sea birds and Green Parakeets this nesting season.

Can you donate $10, $100 or $1000?

 Share what Matters

Too frequently extinction happens silently.  Send this page to your friends and family and make sure people know about these species before it’s too late.

  

What are we doing?

WildMob is standing side by side with Norfolk Islanders and working with an amazing group of people and organisations to help drive what could be the hardest hitting conservation intervention in Australia. Just imagine being able to save 58 species from extinction!!

Our programs include helping to;

  • Develop, apply and co-ordinate better methods to control black and pacific rats
  • Reducing predation on threatened species including the Green Parakeet
  • Controlling weeds both in Norfolk Island National Park and private land
  • Creating new habitat for native species

We also provide opportunities for people to visit Norfolk and see for themselves this amazingly unique place. Every visitor to Norfolk helps stimulate the local economy, and that means more resources are available to drive conservation.

 

What can you do?

 

WildMob offers opportunities for people to visit Norfolk and volunteer some of their time to be directly involved in conservation work. Working side by side with Norfolk Islanders you would help to control feral species, remove weeds and be directly involved in island habitat restoration work. And by the way, it’s a great adventure also!!

Protecting 58 threatened species and hundreds of thousands of seabirds takes resources. Don’t have the time to volunteer? Consider helping us out with a donation. Because our overheads are already covered, every cent of every donation can go directly to on-ground conservation work.

Of course, critically important is getting the message out, the world needs to know what wonderful opportunities Norfolk presents. Let your friends, colleagues and community know all about it, help us build an army of champions for Norfolk.

Who’s involved?

 

The following organisation are involved in making effective conservation happen on Norfolk Island: Parks Australia, Massey University, Norfolk Island Flora and Fauna Society, the Australian Department of Environment, the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife, the Parrot Trust of Australia, the Parrot Society of Australia, BirdLife Australia, Island Conservation, the Nature Conservancy, the World Parrot Trust, the Parrot Society of the UK, and the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund.

Wildmob would also like to sincerely thank all those Norfolk Islanders that so generously assist our team and our volunteers especially Bec & Team from the Norfolk Island Travel Centre, and Wayne, Jenny & Lee from Hibiscus Apartments.

 Do what Matters

Take a holiday that matters. Whether it’s birdwatching, voluntourism or just kicking back to enjoy some incredible nature, we have Norfolk Island trips that will match your style

 Give what Matters

We need funds to prevent cats and rats killing sea birds and Green Parakeets this nesting season.

Can you donate $10, $100 or $1000?

 Share what Matters

Too frequently extinction happens silently.  Send this page to your friends and family and make sure people know about these species before it’s too late.

 

Our partners in conservation

Norfolk Island Travel Centre