The predator free movement sweeping New Zealand is borne by a sense of urgency to prevent further loss of the taonga species that are uniquely ours.

The movement spans many agencies and communities.

The Department of Conservation helps provide strategic direction for the Predator Free 2050 Programme, funds the National Predator Control Programme and employs Predator Free Rangers in regions.

Read more about the Predator Free strategy.

Predator Free 2050 Limited provides co-funding for large, co-ordinated landscape projects, alongside regional and city councils, community groups, government agencies, iwi and private funders.

We also co-fund ‘breakthrough research’, working closely with New Zealand’s Biological Heritage National Science Challenge, universities and Crown Research Institutes like Landcare Research.

We have formed an alliance with the The Provincial Growth Fund, to support new large landscape projects in regions and fast track Products to Projects.

Predator Free 2050 Limited has been allocated $76 million ($19 million per year) thanks to funding from the Government’s Jobs for Nature Mahi mō te Taiao programme.

This has enabled the Company to co-fund new predator free projects and tools since 2020. It has also resulted in 100’s of additional jobs across the motu.

The Predator Free New Zealand Trust encourages and supports backyard trappers, communities, schools and farmers in their efforts.

The Next Foundation is a leading investor in predator free initiatives, including Rotoroa Island, Project Janzoon in Abel Tasman National Park, the Taranaki Mounga Project, Te Manahuna Aoraki, Predator Free Wellington, The Cacophony Project and Zero Invasive Predators.

OSPRI, Federated Farmers, many iwi and hapū, NGOs like Forest & Bird and WWF, charities like Kiwis for Kiwi and the Sanctuaries of New Zealand are focussing effort and resources on a predator free future.