Archives For Predator Free New Zealand

Occasionally, you might hear someone say: ‘1080’s not working. We’ve been using it for 60 years, and we’ve still got possums’. That might sound like fair comment, but it fails to recognise a crucial reality: pest control and pest eradication are two very different things.

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After almost 20 years of monitoring kākā, DOC scientist Terry Greene still remembers his first encounters with the boisterous, noisy, native forest parrot.

From seeing them up close as a child on Little Barrier Island, to climbing 25 meters up a matai tree to find a kākā nest – Terry has dedicated much of his career to protecting and restoring the taonga species.

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To meet the high bar of Predator Free 2050, there can’t be any laurel-resting. Here’s a run through of some of the exciting things happening in the PF2050 space.

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