The holidays are nearly upon us. Don’t freak out. Our predator free-friendly gift guide is curated with thoughtful and eco-conscious ideas that bring joy to your loved ones and contribute to protecting New Zealand’s unique wildlife.
DIY predator free kit
Everything you need to get your friends and family started in predator control is in our online shop. Put together a kit with chew cards, tracking tunnels, rat, stoat, possum traps, and lures.
While at it, throw in a bird or lizard poster for inspiration and a predator control calendar to guide their year-round trapping efforts. A PekaPeka birdfeeder kit will also help attract birds to the garden.
Show your support
Our friends at Little Yellow Bird have a variety of options, including a limited edition tee released in collaboration around our 10th anniversary.
This PFNZ shirt is made of 100% organic rain-fed cotton and Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified — 20% of proceeds from each sale are donated to the Trust in support of conservation work.
For the fashion maverick, the shirt pairs perfectly with a Predator Free New Zealand Trust cap. It features our logo embroidered in white with an adjustable fastener and metal clasp.
Wildlife adoption kits
No, we don’t mean take a wild animal home and raise it as your own. Instead, you symbolically adopt a bird or reptile and help pay for the special care they need in breeding programmes or conservation efforts.
At Ōtorohanga Kiwi House, you can “adopt” all kinds of critters for $100, including kea and tuatara. Adopt the fattest parrot in the world with the Department of Conservation’s Adopt a Kākāpō programme, starting from $125.
Adopt a kororā through the Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony for $100. Sign up for a ‘Follow the Kiwi’ monthly sponsorship and follow the real lives and adventures of wild kiwi in the Coromandel for $10 a month.
Purchase artwork featuring native flora and fauna that gives back to the protection and care of NZ wildlife.
Some of our favourites include Cassie Newman Art, which donates 30% to various conservation projects, including Maukahuka/Auckland Island Pest Free.
Hannah Shand Art often contributes to conservation via sales of her fine-line artwork.
Native gardening kit
Show your support for the growing trend of eco-tourism operators that include predator control in their operations.
Gift an experience with Pure Salt, which runs boat voyages through the remote and wild Tamatea (Dusky Sound) for kayaking, shore excursions, and snorkelling.
Rotorua Canopy Tours allows you to explore an ancient native forest on a zipline and swing bridge network.
Pōhatu Penguins in Akaroa offers group tours to mainland NZ’s largest kororā (little penguin) colony.
Kaitiaki Adventures in Rotorua offers trekking on volcanos and sledging down rapids. All contribute to the eradication of introduced predators.