The Saint Helena National Trust is an independent not-for-profit organization which aims to preserve Saint Helena’s environmental and cultural heritage. It was founded on 22 May 2002, the 500th anniversary of Saint Helena’s discovery. The Patron of the Trust is HRH The Duke of York. With Honorary Members: Mrs Jessica March MBE and the late Mr George Benjamin BEM
The Trust was established by Ordinance. It unites in one organization Saint Helena’s Art and Craft Association, Heritage Society, Nature Conservation Group, Dive Club, Farmer’s Association, Fisherman’s Association, Tourism Association and the Domaines Français.
The Trust’s activities include restoring the island’s fragile Gumwood forests, conserving the endemic Wirebird, restoring original habitat, promoting the protection of the historic buildings and fortifications, and educating and training local people.It relies on the support of volunteers and the financial support of well-wishers.
The objectives of the National Trust are:
- To promote the appreciation, protection and enhancement of St Helena’s unique environmental and culture heritage.
- To acquire and hold in perpetuity land of natural beauty or buildings and objects of historic or cultural interest for the benefit of people today and of future generations.
- To give the people of St Helena a stake in the future of their unique environmental and cultural heritage.
- To provide opportunities for enjoyment, education, recreation and spiritual refreshment.
To find out more about St Helena National Trust visit their site here ￫