Let’s return our forests, farms and cities to life.
Kia uru ora

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Significant milestone in New Zealand’s Predator Free 2050 research reached. Rattus rattus genome sequenced.

March 23, 2020 9:01 am

March 23 – A New Zealand – Australia collaboration has produced the first full genome sequence of Rattus rattus (ship or black rat). This new reference genome – now available to international researchers – will empower scientists working on critical questions of conservation, evolution and disease prevention. The ship rat has caused species extinctions and dramatic biodiversity loss on every island group around the world, including New Zealand, as well as spreading disease and affecting agricultural production. …more

The Predator Free 2050 Strategy has launched

March 12, 2020 12:20 pm

The Predator Free 2050 strategy: Towards a Predator Free New Zealand was launched this week by Minister of Conservation Hon Eugenie Sage. The Strategy has three key phases of work “Mobilise, Innovate and Accelerate” Mobilise – to engage people and resources Innovate – create or improve predator eradication tools and methods for across rural, urban and natural landscapes, and Accelerate – rapidly deploy and effectively manage predators throughout the country. …more

Enabling predator control at large scale
and breakthrough science to underpin it

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targeted for predator eradication


under predator suppression


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work enabled with local government and philanthropic co-funding

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