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A person setting a rat trap

On the rise: predator free awareness across Aotearoa

According to a new survey, the predator free movement is steadily gaining momentum, with nearly 40% of New Zealanders aware of the mission.
A gecko on a rock

Tuatara aren’t lizards but here are 5 cool geckos that are

We may be a nation of bird nerds but our native geckos are noteworthy too! There are at least 44 species of native geckos, and more continue to be discovered.  
A stoat watching something in front of some rocks.

Stoat personalities: unravelling the mystery of trap-evasion

Why do some stoats get caught in a trap, but others walk on by? Researchers have been diving deep into animal behaviour in an attempt to find out.
A man in hi-vis hammers a trap into a tree.

This is what happens when you invest in conservation careers

It was launched to create new jobs in the wake of COVID. But the Predator Free Apprentice Programme ended up doing so much more.
Cartoon drawing of milk bottles, bait stations, bungee cords, timber, tape, rope and bamboo.

Number 8 wire: 5 low-tech predator control innovations

Move over MacGyver. Homegrown Kiwi innovation is doing so much for predator control, and it’s not just the big players with fancy products. 
The van Heugten family standing in native bush

Keeping up with the van Heugtens: Auckland’s nature hero family

The van Heugten family isn’t just another household; they’re a powerhouse for nature, spanning generations.
A close up of a kōkako

From one pair to many: these volunteers saved this Auckland kōkako population

When volunteers started helping kōkako in the Hūnua Ranges there was just one breeding pair left. But it wasn't too late - thirty years later, there are more than 250 pairs.
Photo of moon phases

Predator trapping by the moon: the influence of maramataka 

Many people recognise the influence that the moon phase can have on hunting, fishing and gardening. It’s the same with trapping predators.   
A trap box in the foreground in an alpine valley.

If you’ve ever thought, “what’s the point?” about nature conservation, this study is for you

Nature conservation really, actually works, and control of invasive species shows the largest positive impact, according to a new global study.
The words Why Apu juxtaposed over forested mountains.

Thriving garden to empty shell, ‘Why Apu?’ 

Silent forests with chewed-out undergrowth and mountainsides slipping away. A new documentary series unveils crisis and hope in the heart of the East Cape.
Poison claws and slime assault: 7 nocturnal creatures to delight in this forested estate

Poison claws and slime assault: 7 nocturnal creatures to delight in this forested estate

When the sun goes down, a whole new world wakes up in this native forest subdivision.
Rat in some leaf litter

Troubleshooting tips: what to do when your rat trap isn’t catching any rats

Here are some tips to make your trap more effective. To trap rats successfully you need to know more about them, specifically their behaviours and what motivates them.
A cat on a leash outside.

Inside scoop: Q&A with an indoor cat owner

Meet Tess and her beloved cats, Sylvia and Sooty. Tess made the choice to keep them indoors from day one - “Safe at home, don’t let me roam”.
Getting your hands dirty with a practical guide to trapping

Getting your hands dirty with a practical guide to trapping

Order a copy of this comprehensive 80-page booklet for all the best practice tools you need for effective predator control in your community.
Powelliphanta - a giant snail - on the forest floor

Beyond birds: 5 things that benefit from predator control

Predator control in New Zealand is one of the ways we can bring birds and many other species back from the threat of extinction.