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Student grants available

September 23, 2019 1:53 pm

Predator Free 2050 Limited is seeking applications from students wishing to conduct possum, rat or mustelid fieldwork projects, particularly in urban and rural landscapes. Up to five honours and post-graduate students will be funded up to $30,000 each, for operational and associated laboratory expenses. …more

Target 0 Newsletter September 2019

September 18, 2019 12:07 pm

The second issue of Target 0 is out, with its quarterly round-up of news from large landscape and research projects around the country. We now have over 72,000ha targeted for removal of at least one introduced predator and protection from reinvasion. With Taranaki, Hawke’s Bay and Wellington operations well underway, 95 jobs have been created and Waiheke and Dunedin are also hiring. …more

NZ’s biggest urban eradication begins today

July 8, 2019 10:00 am

MEDIA RELEASE The country’s biggest urban predator eradication operation begins today as the Predator Free Wellington team begin installing 6,000 traps and bait stations in backyards across the Miramar Peninsula. Predator Free Wellington is a 10 year project aiming to make Wellington free of rats, possums and mustelids. The first stage of the eradication project […] …more

Target 0 Newsletter May 2019

June 5, 2019 3:29 pm

Predator Free 2050 Limited has launched ‘Target 0’, a quarterly round-up of news from large landscape and research projects around the country. In this issue: Signs of the impact Towards Predator-Free Taranaki. HBC already looking beyond Mahia. Stats on support for Predator Free Wellington. Daunting task for Te Korowai O Waiheke. Possum catch trends in […] …more

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