Other articles tagged with Native wildlife

Two women smile holding trapping tunnels.

Funding nature: a boost for backyard trapping

From Auckland to Canterbury, these groups are taking on predators, bringing communities closer together and giving our endangered species a fighting chance.
A german wasp.

Buzz off: 7 facts about wasps

When you think of “introduced predators”, what comes to mind? Probably feral cats, rats and stoats. Wasps are introduced predators too.
View of pasture with hills in the distance.

Win-win: farming can help nature thrive and vice versa

Many farmers are already tapping into innovative resources, actively sowing the seeds of positive change for on-farm biodiversity. 
A velvet worm rearing its head up.

Exploring the ancient and alien-like peripatus, “velvet worm”

Peripatus, sometimes called velvet worms are stumpy-legged invertebrates that look like caterpillars and live on the forest floor.
Gary and Tom standing in front of a trap tunnel with their dog, Arnie.

Bonding for the birds: father and son trapping team

In Lyttelton Harbour, a story of family, nature, and the bond between a father, his son, and their furry companion unfolds.
Capitalise on possums social behaviour and create a possum nightclub to knock down numbers in breeding season. Image credit: PFNZ

Give your birdlife a boost and create a possum nightclub

A possum nightclub might sound like a conservation nightmare, but it's a great way to give your birdlife a helping hand.
Yesterday, today and tomorrow: brilliant, badass women of conservation

Yesterday, today and tomorrow: brilliant, badass women of conservation

We shine a spotlight on some of the spectacular women who shaped – and continue to shape – conservation in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Kakaruwai (South Island robin) perched on a boot.

Are curious and friendly robins losing their personalities due to introduced predators?

Research suggests our friendly and curious kakaruwai (South Island robin) might be losing their bold personalities in the presence of introduced predators.
A predator proof fence on a tropical island

Island time: from the Caribbean to the Chathams

Not your typical OE - Predator Free Apprentice Cam Maclean’s big OE saw him building predator free fences in the Caribbean.
Re-baiting and re-setting a trap.

Check it out: our new trap checklist

Sometimes, when running a trap line or training new volunteers, having a set of reminders is useful. Our new checklist has streamlined the process, ensuring efficiency and safety.
Comic: the predator free difference for lizards

Comic: the predator free difference for lizards

Comic from illustrator Andrew James, explains the difference predator control makes for geckos and skinks inside a sanctuary.
A ferret superimposed on a photo of a gannet colony on cliffs overlooking the ocean

Three chicks dead: teamwork catches Muriwai ferret 

A ferret sniffing around petrel burrows and gannet colony on the west coast of Auckland ignited a race against time to protect the seabirds.
Aerial view of Hamilton including the Waikato river

Restoring nature in the heart of Hamilton

Kirikiriroa (Hamilton) may be renowned for its beautiful gardens, but the city holds a surprising truth – much of its greenery is introduced plantlife.
Native chippy pinchers: 5 surprising facts about our native gulls

Native chippy pinchers: 5 surprising facts about our native gulls

What comes to mind when you think of a gull? Noisy seaside neighbours? Picnic scavengers? How about declining species?
Jenilee checks an AT220 trap.

Inside out: Predator Free Apprentice leaves the nest

Nearly one in four young adults in Aotearoa New Zealand are suffering from high levels of anxiety, fatigue and depression. Jenilee found her place with the Apprentice programme.