Large landcape projects

Kawau Island

Predator Free Kawau is a joint agency partnership between Ngāti Manuhiri Settlement Trust, Auckland Council and Department of Conservation. The project is augmenting community conservation group efforts to eradicate wallabies and possums (followed by rodents and mustelids) from Kawau Island in a two-stage approach. This will result in substantial biodiversity benefits and help protect and restore various threatened species and ecosystems. It will also be a key stepping stone for other inhabited islands in the Hauraki Gulf and island conservation projects, both nationally and internationally.

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Kaipara Harbour

The Kaipara Moana is the largest estuarine water body in New Zealand and a migratory bird habitat of international significance. Te Uri o Hau Settlement Trust will implement a collaborative, multi-stakeholder partnership to achieve a healthy and productive Kaipara Harbour. The Pest Free Kaipara project will work alongside the Kaipara remediation project – an initiative involving iwi, hapū, central and local government, landowners and the wider community to restore the entire catchment.

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Waiheke

Te Korowai o Waihekeis a charitable trust established by the community to eradicate predators and make Waiheke the world’s first predator free urban island. Stoat eradication has been taking place across the island and is now being followed by trials to determine if Island-wide rat eradication is feasible.

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Whakatāne

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa’s Korehāhā Whakahau project aims to remove possums from a 4,700ha area around Whākatane while creating jobs and building iwi capacity. The project will apply methodologies in an area bordered by the Whakatāne River, Ōhope beach, and the Ōhiwa harbour, including private, public and Ngāti Awa owned land.

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Hawke’s Bay

Predator Free Hawke’s Bay launched in July, 2018 and in the first phase aimed to remove possums from the Māhia Peninsula. The project builds on the success of the Poutiri Ao ō Tāne and Cape to City ecological restoration projects. It includes a focus on new techniques for rat control in fragmented bush areas, to secure biodiversity and conservation benefits.

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Wellington

Predator Free Wellington is aiming to be the world’s first predator free capital city. A phased urban approach has taken place on the Miramar peninsula, and the project is now moving into neighbouring suburbs. The future plan is to continue into the CBD, east, and north to the boundary with Porirua, over ten years.

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Predator Free Te Kinga

The vision of Predator Free Te Kingais to halt the decline of endangered or threatened species, allowing them to thrive and eventually repopulate an area from the ‘Mountains to the Sea’. The project aims to eradicate possums from 3,700 ha Mt Te Kinga, protect the area from reinvasion and create wildlife corridors along the rivers and gullies of the surrounding 38,541ha catchment.

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Dunedin

The Predator Free Dunedin project was launched in October 2018. The project is a combined effort of 20 conservation-related agencies and groups, building on more than ten years of community restoration efforts and TB predator control investments by OSPRI.

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Chatham Islands

The Chatham Islands are unique, fertile islands surrounded by productive seas, with wildlife found nowhere else in the world. The Chathams has more endemic species than any other biogeographic area in New Zealand. 25% of New Zealand’s threatened species live on the Chathams. Predator Free 2050 Limited has been supporting the Predator Free Chatham Islands project since March 2020.

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