750km to the east of New Zealand's South Island lie the Chatham Islands, home to New Zealand's most remote communities. Around 600 people live on two of the 11 islands that make up 'the Chathams', with incomes largely reliant on farming, fishing, conservation and tourism.
The Chatham Islands community is necessarily resilient and self reliant. The purpose of this website is to support the community and to celebrate its successes in the conservation of the natural and cultural heritage of the islands.
For information on visiting the Chatham Islands, please visit www.discoverthechathamislands.co.nz
- New Endemic Plants for the Chatham Islands
- Sole Chatham Islands endemic lichen discovered on south Otago Coastline
- Remarkable and unexpected diversity of scurvy grasses discovered on the Chatham Islands
- New Checklist of the Chatham Islands Plants Published
- Study reveals low levels of genetic diversity in Chatham Islands toetoe
- In Search of Cox’s Matipo
- Parea - the Chatham Island pigeon
- Chatham petrel population growing
- Chatham Island black robin
- Chatham Island oystercatchers