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A possum in a dry grassy field.

The evolution of possum control from the 90’s till now

Possums are a serious threat to our forests and native wildlife. So, what is the best strategy for controlling them? Darren Peters shares 30 years…

Archey's frog on a rock

Protecting our tiny and precious native frogs

New Zealand only has four species of native frog left – Archey’s, Hochstetter’s, Maud Island and Hamilton – and they are all teetering on the…

Using cameras and artificial intelligence for monitoring

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…

Frog on mossy rock

New detection devices, lures, toxins and traps

A number of exciting new predator control tools are currently in development and they could change predator control significantly for all of us. From long…

A kākāpo

Where to next for Kākāpō?

The kākāpō has been saved from extinction by New Zealand’s longest running species conservation effort and some of the world’s most intensive conservation management. But…

An aerial view of Waiheke Island.

Waiheke Island — a world first?

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…

Dan Henry with Traps over Miramar. Photo @ Ross Giblin, Stuff.

How to engage a community

Dan Henry has been a Miramar (Wellington) local for over 15 years and there’s nowhere else he’d rather be. In 2017, he set up Predator…

A roost of lesser short-tailed bats.

So you want to be a bat-spotter?

Ben Paris, also known as New Zealand Batman, is a real-life conservation superhero. By day he works at Auckland Council but come night time he…

A dog standing on a track in native high country.

Tailoring your approach to suit the landscape

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,…

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…

A group of people in the dense forest.

Maintaining zero predators

Once introduced predators are removed from a defined area, how can they be prevented from reinvading and re-establishing a population? The use of a variety…

A trap on a tree.

AT220 for Possums and Rats

The AT220 self-resetting trap was one of five ‘products to projects initiatives’ that recently received funding from Predator Free 2050 Ltd. Made by NZ Autotraps,…

Cam Speedy demonstrates a flour paste

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…

A Predator Free Wellington van.

Predator Free Wellington — Creating an Urban Environment for Nature

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…