Imagine an Aotearoa where our native species are safe from extinction and thriving alongside us. We all want our unique species of birds, frogs, lizards and plants to flourish. That’s why the Predator Free 2050 movement is working towards this ambitious goal – and everyone has a role to play.
Sadly, we are rapidly losing these treasured species. Having evolved separately from the rest of the world for millions of years, our native animals did not learn to defend themselves against mammalian predators. Now, predators kill an estimated 25 million native birds each year. Some 4000 native species are at risk – one of the highest proportions in the world.
There’s good news. With government investment, the predator free movement is:
And people all over Aotearoa are taking part - backyard trapping, planting natives, volunteering, and donating. The movement brings together expertise from government, Māori, businesses, NGOs, and communities. Together, we can achieve a predator free New Zealand.
This is no small undertaking, it’s requiring new collaborations, innovation and active communities. But, as New Zealanders, we’re ready for the challenge. Learn how the movement plans to get there in the predator free 2050 strategy and how we’re #OneStepCloserPF2050 in the PF2050 5-year progress report. Strategy and 5-year progress report.
Get the tools and guidance you need to trap in your community and on larger sites.
Animal pests and threats have a major detrimental effect on our environment. Controlling them is essential for the survival of our native plants and animals.
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