Name: Anita Spencer
Role: Senior Ranger
Based in: Christchurch
"I’m in the Mahaanui District Office in Christchurch supporting the work of our biodiversity and recreation teams.
"This is a new position for me after 16 years as a biodiversity ranger carrying out threatened species work with highly endangered species such as Canterbury mudfish, bittern, pygmy button daisy and spotted skinks.
"I’ve also spent many days pulling dead animals out of traps."
The region I cover for my Predator Free 2050 role includes Christchurch and Dunedin, the Otago and Banks peninsulas, and many rural communities. All these areas share a common passion for protecting our native plants and animals.