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Predator Free 2050 Limited is responsible for directing a significant amount of Crown investment into the Predator Free Programme, with a focus on breakthrough science and large scale predator control and eradication initiatives.

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A huge biodiversity project to preserve one of New Zealand’s most stunning landscapes and its threatened species was announced in Twizel on 2 November 2018.

The Te Manahuna Aoraki project will create a vast 310,000 hectare predator free mainland island in the Upper Mackenzie basin and Aoraki / Mt Cook National Park.

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Research Strategy

A research strategy has been designed to develop a science solution capable of eradicating at least one small mammalian predator from the mainland; an important milestone on the road to a predator free New Zealand.

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Expressions of interest

In 2017, Predator Free 2050 Limited called for Expressions of Interest from parties that are capable and committed to achieving the Government’s ambitious goal to rid New Zealand of possums, rats and stoats by 2050.

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