Animal pests and predators are a major threat to the survival of New Zealand’s special native flora and fauna. A wide range of techniques and tools are used to control pests, depending on the threats and the terrain.
Ground control - using traps, bait stations or culling - is the most widely used method, and can prove highly effective where the terrain is suitable and regular checks can be made.
A wide range of techniques and tools are used to control pests, depending on the threats and the terrain.
Find out more about the use of biodegradable 1080 poison in New Zealand to control pests and protect NZ's native forests and wildlife.
Find out why controling possums through the fur recovery industry and bounties has not been successful.
Review information on why wild animal control plans are necessary in New Zealand.
Project Kākā - Tararua Nature Discovery
These types of conservation projects use intensive pest control to protect specific areas and species.
DOC's 24 hour emergency hotline:
0800 DOC HOT (0800 362 468)
Call to report sick or injured wildlife, and whale or dolphin strandings.