Traps along a river.

From products to projects with Predator Free 2050 Limited

Thanks to funding from the Government’s Jobs for Nature Mahi mō te Taiao programme and the Provincial Growth Fund, Predator Free 2050 Limited (PF2050 Ltd) has been able to invest $11.3 million in funding for 15 companies developing predator eradication tools and ‘best practice’ for their use. The ‘Products to Projects’ initiative was launched in … Continue reading From products to projects with Predator Free 2050 Limited

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Emerging technologies for predator control and what to do about feral cats

Dr Helen Blackie from Boffa Miskell talks about some of the latest technologies to control introduced predators in Aotearoa New Zealand — including resetting traps and cameras using artificial intelligence for species recognition. She shares tips to help improve your predator control, and address one of the trickier questions facing many involved in conservation — … Continue reading Emerging technologies for predator control and what to do about feral cats

Stoat on leaf litter. Image credit: Nga Manu.

Genomics, Stoats, and Predator Free New Zealand

In this talk, Dr Veale describes some of his recent work focusing on how genomics may assist us achieve our goal of controlling and potentially eradicating invasive predators from Aotearoa. Genomes contain vast quantities of information about how to make an organism, what it’s evolutionary history is, and how it’s populations interact with the environment. … Continue reading Genomics, Stoats, and Predator Free New Zealand

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New techniques and tools for stoat and ferret control

Helen Blackie from Boffa Miskell explains how to use landscape features to optimize the placement of traps and monitoring tools to increase encounter rates. Helen also provides insights into new emerging tools for control, such as artificially intelligent traps and automated lure dispensers. We have over 30 webinars available across a range of predator free … Continue reading New techniques and tools for stoat and ferret control

Using cameras and artificial intelligence for monitoring

Cameras are used to monitor the abundance and distribution of wild animals. However, checking the images can be extremely time-consuming. Artificial intelligence can automate this process. Al Glen from Manaaki Whenua discusses using cameras and how they ‘trained’ computer models to improve accuracy. He also covers other emerging developments, such as thermal cameras and ‘smart … Continue reading Using cameras and artificial intelligence for monitoring

Woman checking a trap in the bush.

Tailor your trap network – project design and layout

Find out how to design an effective trap network for stoats and rats. Goodnature’s Technical Expert, Sam Gibson, shares his experience, tips and tricks. Sam’s role includes going by helicopter or boat to remote areas to lay traps. He gets to trap in some of New Zealand’s most extraordinary locations, including the Hollyford Valley, Raukumara … Continue reading Tailor your trap network – project design and layout

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Expert Trapping Tips

Cam Speedy from Wildlife Management Associates has over 40 years of experience in predator, threatened species and ecosystem management. ‘Attention-to-detail’ is Cam’s number one tip for trapping. He believes if you just ‘plonk’ trapping kit in the bush with little thought, it’s a waste of your time. Ineffective kit sitting around, catching nothing and rotting … Continue reading Expert Trapping Tips