Large landcape projects

Bay of Islands

Predator Free 2050 Limited is supporting Predator Free Bay of Islands to develop a project to eradicate predators from the three main peninsulas in the Bay of Islands, and significantly reduce the impact of possums, mustelids and rats throughout the wider landscape.

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Whangārei

Predator Free Whangārei aims to protect, restore and enhance thousands of hectares of Northland’s native forests, coastal habitats and wetlands, allowing for greater protection and enhancement of threatened species of native fauna and flora. The announcement was made today Friday 10 July by Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage. Read the full media release.

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Kawau Island

A team led by Auckland Council will eradicate possums, rats, mustelids and wallabies from Kawau, one of the last remaining islands in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park with predators. One of three new projects announced on Wednesday 29 September 2021, see media release here here

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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. One of three new projects announced on Wednesday 29 September 2021, see media release here here

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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 developed by other Predator Free 2050 Limited projects in an area bordered by bordered by the Whakatāne River, Ōhope beach, and the Ōhiwa harbour, including private, public and Ngāti Awa owned land. The announcement was made last weekend Saturday 27 June by Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage and Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Regional Economic Development Fletcher Tabuteau. Read the full media release.

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D’Urville Island

Dec 2021: Project funding was withdrawn. The Rangitoto Birdsong project, run by the D’Urville Island Stoat Eradication Charitable Trust, was initially paused in late 2020 due to it not being able to secure access to all the private land on the island. These land access issues have not been resolved and the project has now been put into hibernation.- Media Statement.

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Farewell Spit

Onetahua Restoration will lead a project to build on existing significant conservation projects underway at the base of the Spit to enhance and protect significant habitat areas for burrowing seabirds and wetland species. One of three new projects announced on Wednesday 29 September 2021, see media release here here

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Lake Brunner

Mount Te Kinga at Lake Brunner/ Kotuku Whakaoho is the setting for the latest predator free project to receive backing from Predator Free 2050 Limited and the Provincial Growth Fund. The announcement was made last month (Friday 29 May 2020) by Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage and Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Regional Economic Development Fletcher Tabuteau. Read the full media release.

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Banks Peninsula

The Predator Free Banks Peninsula project brings together 14 organisations bound together by a vision to make the 110,000ha peninsula predator free. The announcement was made yesterday Sunday 9 August by Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage.

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South Westland

The $45m Predator Free South Westland project aims to eliminate possums, rats and stoats from a 100,000 hectare area bounded by the Whataroa and Waiau (Waiho) Rivers, the Southern Alps and Tasman Sea over five years. The announcement was made today Thursday 11 March 2021 by the Minister of Conservation Hon. Kiritapu Allan. Read the full media release here

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Southland

Predator Free 2050 Limited is supporting Predator Free Southland to engage with its communities in developing a five-year action plan that will control predators and protect Southland’s rich biodiversity. Read more about PF Southland.

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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. Read more about PF Chatham Islands.

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