Located in the far south west of the archipelago, the island’s stunning scenery is matched by an extraordinary range of wildlife, from sea lions to black-browed albatross, from the world’s largest colony of thin-billed prions to the incorrigibly inquisitive “Johnny Rook” – plus penguins, of course.
The island is owned and managed by the New Island Conservation Trust, an independent charity registered in the UK. Set up in 1995 by Falklands-based conservationist Ian Strange MBE, the Trust runs the island as a wildlife reserve and a centre for scientific research.
It has recently been decided by the Trustees of both NICT and Falklands Conservation (a larger conservation charity based in the Falkland Islands) that the effective future management of New Island would be best served by the merger of the two organisations. The merger is expected to take effect from the middle of 2020. Further information about these changes and the text of the public announcement can be found here.