Photo of the week: Great white butterfly eradication

Department of Conservation —  30/11/2016 — Leave a comment

Today’s photo is of some of the team who helped with the recent eradication of the great white butterfly.

Last week it was announced that the pest had been successfully eradicated from the Nelson Tasman area.


The butterfly was declared to be eradicated following a scientific assessment of the DOC-led effort by the Ministry of Primary Industries. There has been no sign of the pest butterfly for nearly two years.

The butterfly posed a major economic and environmental threat to New Zealand. The introduced pest threatened our commercial and home brassica crops, and was a serious threat to a variety of native cress plants.

Find out more about the eradication effort on the DOC website.

No Comments

Be the first to start the conversation!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s