Award time for predator free projects

November 20, 2020 10:28 am

Congratulations to Groundtruth Ltd, Tame Malcolm and the Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust recognised for their contributions to the Predator Free 2050 mission in the 2020 Biosecurity Awards announced this week.

Groundtruth won the Mondiale Innovation Award for Trap.NZ, a free trapping database service used throughout NZ for recording trap, bait, monitoring, and biodiversity outcome information.

Predator Free 2050 Limited is one of the supporters of Trap.NZ, providing funding for the development of data management software, Apps for phone use and integration with camera trap data.

Tame Malcolm won the AsureQuality Emerging Leader Award for his work with Te Tira Whakamātaki and Te Arawa Waka.

Predator Free 2050 Limited supported Tame’s nomination, recognising his important work bringing a Te Ao Māori lens to predator management challenges and policy making.

Mondiale Innovation Award (centre) Marija Jackson, Branch Manager at Mondiale Freight with (left) Peter Hanford and (right) Andy McKay from Groundtruth Ltd

The Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust won the Department of Conservation Community Kahiwi Award for established projects/initiatives, recognising the motivation and inspiration it is providing to the Taranaki region.

Predator Free 2050 Limited funds the region-wide Towards a Predator-Free Taranaki project.

Read more about the Biosecurity awards.

Meanwhile, Predator Free Wellington won the Communicating for Impact award at this week’s Sustainable Business Awards for its Miramar Peninsula predator eradication programme.

The top prize was awarded to Northland business Tahi, a thriving mānuka honey and eco-retreat business at Pataua North near Whangārei, where predator control work on what was a run-down cattle farm has boosted native bird populations.

View the full story here.

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AsureQuality Emerging Leader Award
Tame Malcolm (right)from Te Tira Whakamātaki and Te Arawa Waka with Jeremy Hood (left), interim CEO at AsureQuality

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