Saddleback/Tīeke on Te Hauturu-o-Toi/Little Barrier Island
Image: Leon Berard | ©


Predator Free 2050 is working towards an Aotearoa where our native species are safe from extinction and thrive alongside us – and everyone has a role to play in the movement.


Our vision 

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.  

Nature in crisis 

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.  

Achievable solutions

There’s good news. With government investment, the predator free movement is:

  • innovating new tools and technology
  • protecting endangered species on millions of hectares
  • working with private landowners, iwi, and hapū to prepare for a world-first roll-out of eradication.

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.    

Towards a Predator Free 2050 

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.  

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