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Capital Kiwi project kicks off

November 12, 2018 12:00 pm

One of New Zealand’s most ambitious community conservation projects kicked off this morning. The Capital Kiwi mission is to return kiwi to the wild in Wellington’s backyard. The key goal to enable this is the elimination of stoats from the landscape. …more

Predator Free Dunedin launches

October 3, 2018 12:00 pm

In Dunedin this morning (Wednesday 3 October), 130 guests from 20 organisations joined Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage to celebrate the launch of Predator Free Dunedin. …more

Waiheke goes predator free

September 16, 2018 5:00 pm

Waiheke is on track to become the world’s first predator-free urban island, following an exciting initiative launched on the island today (September 16, 2018). …more

Eliminating Mainland Predators

August 29, 2018 3:02 pm

Radio New Zealand: National – Zero Invasive Predators Chief Executive Al Bramley talks with Radio NZ’s Jessie Mulligan about the latest plans to make South Westland’s Perth River Valley predator free. …more

Māhia Whakatipu – Predator Free Māhia

August 28, 2018 4:30 pm

Moves to make the Māhia Peninsula predator-free are under way. The Gisborne Herald reports on Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage’s visit to Tuahuru Marae to discuss the project with iwi, project partners and the community. …more

Towards a predator-free Taranaki

May 30, 2018 3:00 pm

Media Release – 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. …more

Keeping community conservation alive

May 7, 2018 5:14 pm

Radio New Zealand – Sir Rob Fenwick talks to Jesse Mulligan about how the predator free movement fits together and how it might go faster. Listen to the interview here. …more

A Zero-Sum Game

February 17, 2018 5:00 pm

Stuff.co.nz Article – As part of its science strategy Predator Free 2050 Limited is collaborating with the Department of Conservation and Zero Invasive Predators Ltd (ZIP) on a project to completely remove possums from a 12,000 hectare block within the Perth Valley (South Westland )and then prevent them from re-establishing. …more