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Our successful predator control programme protects native wildlife and forests on public conservation land.


Native species are fighting for survival due to introduced predators such as rats, stoats and possums. Without active protection, we risk losing New Zealand’s unique natural heritage and biodiversity.

In this programme we use aerially applied 1080, large-scale trapping and other ground control methods to protect native birds, bats, frogs, lizards, giant land snails and forests. We do this work at the most important conservation sites across the country.

Aerial 1080 is the most effective tool to control predators including stoats, rats and possums over large areas and in rough terrain. Decades of research and monitoring shows it protects vulnerable wildlife and forests.

The programme is a critical part of the Predator Free 2050 movement. To help achieve this goal, we are working in consultation and partnership with tangata whenua, communities and other organisations involved in conservation.  


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