Waiheke Island has an ambition to be the world’s first predator-free urban island. There are no possums on the island, and stoat eradication is currently underway. It’s a big challenge with 9,000 permanent residents and over one million tourists every year. Mary Frankham and Paul Kviecinskas share the challenges and data complexities of this project. … Continue reading Waiheke Island — a world first?
Taranaki Taku Tūranga — Towards Predator Free Taranaki is an inspirational project that aims to protect and enhance the region’s precious taonga by removing rats, possums and mustelids (stoats, ferrets and weasels). The project works across a range of land types in the region, including farmland, urban land, public parks, reserves, and also connects with … Continue reading Tailoring your approach to suit the landscape
Predator Free Wellington started out with an incredibly ambitious goal to eradicate every rat, stoat and weasel on the Miramar Peninsula. There are around 3,000 households and businesses hosting a bait station or trap on their property on the peninsula. This is an area of 1,200 ha where over 20,000 people work, live and play. … Continue reading Predator Free Wellington — Creating an Urban Environment for Nature