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.
A large-scale predator project, the biggest of its kind in New Zealand, was launched in Taranaki today (Wednesday 30 May) supported by more than $11 million from the Government. ‘Taranaki Taku Tūranga – Our Place, Towards a Predator-Free Taranaki’ led by the Taranaki Regional Council is the first large-scale project to receive funding from Predator Free 2050 Limited.
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.
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.