Alpine environment.

Giving it a crack: ZIP innovates mainland predator control

We’ve nailed eliminating predators on offshore islands and fenced sanctuaries, but if we’re truly going to “get to zero” we have to crack how to do this everywhere else. With support from Predator Free 2050 Limited, Zero Invasive Predators (ZIP) is inventing and trialling some “pretty cool tools” to eliminate predators on the mainland. On … Continue reading Giving it a crack: ZIP innovates mainland predator control

A tūī singing

Science fiction meets reality: “ultimate device” to bring back birdsong

After hearing Aotearoa New Zealand described as “a cathedral without a choir” serial inventor and engineering wizard Grant Ryan (Kāti Huirapa) knew he needed to use his powers for good. Together with a bunch of mechanical engineers and software developers, Grant now runs The Cacophony Project, a space-age innovation project using technological tools and artificial … Continue reading Science fiction meets reality: “ultimate device” to bring back birdsong

A group of people in the dense forest.

Flora, fauna and Flightless: the predator free mission at the heart of a southwest business’s success

Right down the bottom of Aotearoa, in the southwest corner – where kākā monkey around in the trees and humpback whales breach the surface of deep, silky water – there is a boat. On the hull of this 27m expedition vessel you can read its name written in bold, white letters – Flightless.  It belongs … Continue reading Flora, fauna and Flightless: the predator free mission at the heart of a southwest business’s success