A large-scale predator project, the biggest of its kind in New Zealand, was launched in Taranaki today (Wednesday 30 May, 2018) supported by more than $11 million from the Government. Read the full media release.
Large landcape projects
A project aimed at creating a Predator Free Hawke’s Bay has been launched in Napier tonight (Monday 2 July, 2018) with the announcement of a $1.6 million kick-start in funding from the Government. Read the full media release.
Major funding announced today (Wednesday 8 August, 2018) from Predator Free 2050 Limited brings Wellington a step closer to becoming the world’s first predator free capital city. Read the full media release.
Waiheke is on track to become the world’s first predator-free urban island, following an exciting initiative launched on the island today (Sunday 16 September, 2018). Read the full media release.
In Dunedin this morning (Wednesday 3 October, 2018), 130 guests from 20 organisations joined Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage to celebrate the launch of Predator Free Dunedin. Read the full media release.
D’Urville Island is set to become stoat free after the signing of agreements between an island-based trust and funders earlier this month (Tuesday 14 April 2020). Read the full media release.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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