Introduction

To protect our native wildlife we have implemented the 'Battle for our Birds' predator control programme.

Highlights

A predator plague is posing a serious threat to our endangered native wildlife. High levels of seed production (mast) in our beech forests is triggering a rodent and stoat explosion.

When seed supplies run out these predators turn on endangered birds such as mōhua, kākā, kea, whio and kiwi along with other at risk species like bats and land snails.

To protect our native wildlife the Department of Conservation is implementing the Battle for our Birds predator control programme.

View the current status and maps of aerial 1080 operations.

In this section

Highlights

Partners

Research for anglers

Trout and 1080 research

Maps

Current status and maps of operations

North Island (PDF, 935K)

South Island (PDF, 982K)

Updates

November 2014 update

September 2014 update

September 2014: Rat numbers rise steeply in Kahurangi

August 2014 update

May 2014 update

Media

Media pack

Watch a video explaining the science behind the beech mast and predator control

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