May 14, 2020 5:51 pm
Predator Free 2050 Limited welcomes the emphasis of Budget 2020 on creating environmental jobs.
As part of a $1.1 billion COVID response package designed to create 11,000 environment jobs, Predator Free 2050 Limited will receive an extra $76 million ($19 million per year), enabling it to co-fund new predator free projects around the country.
May 6, 2020 9:42 am
Predator Free 2050 Limited Chief Executive Ed Chignell has resigned and will step down from his role on 10 July 2020.
Mr Chignell has led the government-owned company since August 2017, overseeing investments in ambitious predator eradication projects and breakthrough-focussed research around the country. …more
April 20, 2020 4:49 pm
The latest issue of ‘Target 0’ looks at how predator free projects can create jobs as part of the government’s response to COVID.
We announce funding commitments for a new stoat eradication project on D’Urville Island, report on mapping the genome of the ship rat, pay tribute to Sir Rob and visit NZ Autotrap’s new factory in Whakatane. Plus a roundup of the latest science and operational news from predator free projects around the country.
April 20, 2020 3:35 pm
To help inform the government’s economic stimulus package in response to COVID-19 we have worked with our partners to prepare a prospectus of investment-ready projects around the country.
By accelerating existing projects and fast tracking pipeline projects we’ve identified the potential for 457 long term predator free jobs, 307 of them that could be created within 12 months. …more
April 14, 2020 9:03 am
D’Urville Island is set to become stoat free after the signing of agreements between an island-based trust and funders this month.
D’Urville Island Stoat Eradication Charitable Trust (DISECT) Co-Chair Oliver Sutherland says the six year, $3.1m funding commitment was the culmination of 16 years of preparation and planning by the group.