Archives For Predator Free New Zealand

Volunteers are at the heart of the community effort to protect native birds on the Devenport peninsula. National Volunteer Advisor Chris Charles tells us about the great work volunteers in the community are undertaking to keep native birds safe from predators.

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For 20 years our ‘bird counters’ have been flying into the remote Landsborough valley in South Westland to monitor the effects of sustained predator control on bird life. This work has contributed to a long-term picture of the health of the bird community in Landsborough Valley that includes more than a dozen native species.

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After 18 long months, the wait is finally over. In just over one week’s time, a team are heading back to the Antipodes Islands to discover the outcome of the Million Dollar Mouse project.

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Predator Free ranger Kat Lane spent time at the NZ Flower and Garden Show chatting with visitors about backyard trapping. Only 9% were trapping pests in their backyard. Here’s some reasons they weren’t.

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2017 has been a big year for DOC and conservation. We look back at some of our stories over the year.

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The ultimate guide to helping your family protect the native species in their garden this Christmas. Whether they’re new to backyard trapping or a veteran, there’s something for everyone.

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As New Zealanders rally our collective efforts in the pursuit of the ‘crazy and ambitious’ goal of a Predator Free New Zealand by 2050, we mustn’t lose our hearts. 

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