Archives For Predator Free 2050

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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The idea that our threatened species can safely ‘co-exist’ with the onslaught of introduced predators is irresponsible and untrue, writes Threatened Species Ambassador Nicola Toki.

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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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New Zealand’s birds aren’t known for being particularly savvy when it comes to defending themselves from introduced predators.

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