Mana Island is a scientific reserve located offshore from Porirua, New Zealand, and is an exciting example of a major restoration and conservation project. The island is now predator-free.
Friends of Mana Island (FOMI) was set up in 1998 to provide support for the Department of Conservation (DOC) in restoring the island. Our volunteers work on flora and fauna projects approved by DOC.
The primary focus on the island since 1987 has been restoring the vegetation to a pre-1800 state with 500,000 trees and shrubs planted to date.