Kiwibank is working with the Predator Free NZ Trust (PFNZ), supporting communities to take on the predator free challenge and help everyday New Zealanders take action in their backyard.
The initiative has seen selected communities receive subsidised trapping equipment and support to get a community backyard trapping program in action. PFNZ has also provided help, advice and access to best practice. Our goal is to get a trap in every 5th backyard in towns, suburbs and neighbourhoods in New Zealand who want to make their community predator free.
Why is becoming predator free important?
Introduced predators are hammering our native species and together we can change that. The Kiwibank Predator Free Communities programme mentors community leaders and helps them inspire others. Together we are working towards a predator free future where native wildlife thrives.
What kind of support do we receive?
If you are selected as one of the Kiwibank’s Predator Free Communities, you will receive:
- A Predator Free Community Fund provided by Kiwibank to enable the purchasing of subsidised equipment (traps and monitoring) and support material.
- Support to access best practice (people and information), online support for capturing data/information etc, networks and connections with other predator control communities & leaders
- Promotion through local and national media.
How do I become a Kiwibank Predator Free community?
We will have another funding round in February/March 2018. See here for more details on how to apply.