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
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
December 18, 2019 11:25 am
The cover story of the latest issue of New Zealand Geographic features the work of Predator Free 2050 Limited and the projects we are co-funding around the country. …more
December 13, 2019 1:51 pm
The third issue of Target 0 reveals the first Products to Projects developments to be backed by the Provincial Growth Fund.
We report on innovative new approaches emerging from our large landscape projects in Taranaki, Hawke’s Bay, Wellington, Waiheke and Dunedin.
And we share news of publications, awards and research that’s caught our attention over the last quarter, including the cover story of New Zealand Geographic’s Jan-March 2020 issue.
November 21, 2019 9:30 am
Predator Free 2050 Limited is partnering with the private sector to create the next generation of predator control tools.
“We are excited to be working with some very clever Kiwi designers and entrepreneurs who are keen to contribute to the Predator Free 2050 mission,” says Predator Free 2050 Limited Chief Executive Ed Chignell.
Backed by the Provincial Growth Fund, the Crown-owned charitable company today announced $3.5m in funding to enable five companies to produce innovative lures, traps and toxin delivery devices. They will be designed, assembled and trialled in regional centres. …more