The Blumine Island project is our pioneer programme where we have been working since 2002. This programme is focused on returning the island to its original state, without introduced predators, and developing a sanctuary for native animal and plant species at risk.
The first two days on the island are spent learning about what needs to be done and how to do it, before the reigns are completely handed over to the students to collectively plan and execute everything for the rest of the week.
Youth leadership through personal experience
Predator free status, leading to the reintroduction of Kiwi
Feedback planning and action – in a context of biodiversity
Evaluation and implementation of new ideas
Cultural best practice and conservation
Encouraging community benefits for the Marlborough Sounds
The Blumine Island Youth Leadership Experience would not be possible without the support of our partners: