Rock wren/tukeImage: Digby Shaw ©
Date: 02 July 2018Source: Hawkes Bay Regional Council.A project aimed at creating a Predator Free Hawke’s Bay has been launched in Napier with the announcement of a $1.6 million kick-start in funding from the Government.
Date: 29 June 2018Source: Office of the Minister of ConservationCommunities will have two new tools to help combat rats, stoats and possums that are killing our native birds, plants and other wildlife, Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage said in Nelson today.
Date: 23 June 2018Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage has announced funding for the first step in New Zealand’s most ambitious island pest eradication.
Date: 30 May 2018Source: Office of the Minister of ConservationAn ambitious plan to eradicate pests from Taranaki will get an $11.7 million funding injection from Predator Free 2050 Ltd.
Date: 28 May 2018Source: Office of the Minister of ConservationBirds are flourishing in South Westland’s Landsborough valley thanks to 20 years of sustained predator control.
Date: 23 January 2018Individuals, groups and businesses have a novel opportunity to help boost conservation in New Zealand – by adopting a Fiordland Valley.
Date: 17 January 2018Picton Dawn Chorus has secured $60,000 from DOC to support their pest control work.
Date: 11 January 2018DOC is reviewing options to address the impact of pests within the Raukumara Forest Park.
Date: 22 December 2017For the first time in more than a century, kakaruai/South Island robin have produced chicks on Motupōhue/Bluff Hill.
Date: 21 December 2017A forest park near Wellington has been swarming with more volunteers than usual for the past year; and they’ve installed a massive new network of next-generation traps to tackle stoats and rats which prey upon brown kiwi and other native birds.
Date: 21 December 2017The outstanding success of pest eradication and native species population growth achieved within Taranaki’s Lake Rotokare Scenic Reserve over several years is now requiring the ‘halo’ beyond the reserve boundaries to be extended ever further.
Date: 21 December 2017Pirongia’s Te Aroaro o Kahu Restoration Society so desperately wants its own maunga to be a kōkako stronghold, its members have become deeply involved in protecting both the land and species where its future songbirds presently live.
Date: 22 November 2017The community in Greymouth and Hokitika decided to celebrate Conservation Week in true West Coast style by building DOC150 traps to target pests and protect native birds in their backyards.
Date: 21 November 2017One of New Zealand’s rarest animals the tūturuatu or shore plover is now even closer to extinction after one was found dead in Westshore this week.
Date: 15 November 2017Initial findings from a social research project show that most New Zealanders support the need for pest control.
Date: 03 November 2017A new partnership between the DOC and Peregrine Wines, supported by the New Zealand National Parks and Conservation Foundation, will help protect New Zealand’s rarest species in our remotest locations.
Date: 20 October 2017The official yearly takahē population count is in, with 347 birds recorded throughout the country – a 13 percent increase in the last year.
Date: 20 October 2017A brand new trap network aims to enhance the bush and birdlife at Opepe Historic Reserve.
Date: 13 October 2017Four puppies are joining the Conservation Dogs Programme to help New Zealand become predator free by 2050.
Date: 27 September 2017Kiwi innovators with game-changing ideas and solutions for New Zealand's greatest environmental challenges are being encouraged to enter the WWF-New Zealand 2017 Conservation Innovation Awards.
Date: 14 September 2017Manawatu residents were encouraged to join the Predator Free 2050 movement by Conservation Minister Maggie Barry.
Date: 14 September 2017Whitby will launch their the mission to become predator-free with discounted traps for sale on Saturday 16 September.
Date: 12 September 2017Source: Office of the Minister of ConservationTwo community groups have been acknowledged for their outstanding leadership and dedication to eradicating predators.
Date: 12 September 2017Source: Predator Free 20150 LtdConservation groups committed to broad scale predator eradication are encouraged to lodge an expression of interest for funding and support from Predator Free 2050 Ltd.
Date: 07 September 2017Killing pests was the hot topic at the Predator Free 2050 event held by DOC in Napier today.
Date: 05 September 2017DOC has been working with staff and students from Russell Street School and Milson School in Palmerston North, as part of the movement to make NZ Predator Free by the year 2050.
Date: 04 September 2017A crew from Mana Cruising Club have spent a muddy, wet weekend on a little-known island in the Marlborough Sounds, after reporting for conservation duties.
Date: 24 August 2017DOC is calling for public help to prevent pests reaching Abel Tasman National Park islands.
Date: 22 August 2017Source: Cape to CityNew Zealand robin/toutouwai and North Island tomtit/miromiro have been translocated within Hawke's Bay.
Date: 22 August 2017South Island tīeke/saddleback have been introduced to a new intensively-managed island site in Dusky Sound, Fiordland, in a bid to allow the overall tīeke population to expand.
Date: 14 August 2017Source: Office of the Minister of ConservationNorth Head/Maungauika is to become predator free, a first step towards a predator free Auckland.
Date: 29 July 2017Source: Office of the Minister of ConservationConservation Minister Maggie Barry has congratulated the sixth Porirua suburb to join the predator free movement, boosting the number of city residents actively trapping rats to more than 500.
Date: 25 July 2017Source: Office of the Minister of ConservationConservation Minister Maggie Barry says the Predator Free 2050 project is making good progress on the first anniversary of its announcement at Zealandia in Wellington.
Date: 25 July 2017The latest Porirua suburb to join the predator-free movement will launch this Saturday 29 July, with free rat traps to give away.
Date: 21 July 2017Source: Office of the Minister of ConservationDOC is progressing plans to eradicate introduced predators on the Auckland Islands in the subantarctic, Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says.
Date: 12 July 2017Source: Office of the Minister of ConservationPredator Free 2050’s arsenal is set to expand with funding for three projects to control stoats and rats.
Date: 16 June 2017Source: Office of the Minister of ConservationConservation Minister Maggie Barry welcomes appointments.
Date: 16 June 2017Ed Chignell has been appointed to the new position of Chief Executive of Predator Free 2050 Ltd.
Date: 01 June 2017Source: Office of the Minister of ConservationThe Whio Recovery Programme has made considerable progress towards securing the future of the species.
Date: 31 May 2017Source: Office of the Minister of ConservationConservation Minister Maggie Barry has welcomed the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s report on native birds.
Date: 31 May 2017The Predator Free 2050 Ltd’s Board chair has welcomed the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s report on saving New Zealand’s birds.
Date: 25 May 2017Source: Office of the Minister of ConservationBudget 2017 invests an additional $107.8 million to strengthen conservation programmes and manage tourism growth on public conservation land.
Date: 24 May 2017DOC and Forest & Bird are working together to restore native flora and fauna under threat from predators in Makarora.
Date: 11 May 2017The once presumed extinct takahē are on the road to recovery, moving down two places along the threat classification system.
Date: 04 May 2017Local community members met at Matahiwi Marae in Hawke's Bay to discuss kaitiakitanga or guardianship as part of the Cape to City project.
Date: 24 March 2017Volunteers around Taupo gather to celebrate predator trapping.
Date: 22 March 2017DOC and Goodnature have deployed a network of self-resetting stoat traps on Great Island in Fiordland.
Date: 16 March 2017Source: Office of the Minister of ConservationDunedin has accelerated its commitment to the Government’s Predator Free 2050.
Date: 15 March 2017Source: Office of the Minister of ConservationA new predator-free initiative includes trapping in and around hundreds of holiday parks.
Date: 30 January 2017The first board meeting of Predator Free 2050 Ltd has marked an important milestone in the ambitious programme to rid New Zealand of rats, stoats and possums.
Date: 25 January 20171,200 new stoat traps have been installed in Rimutaka Forest Park.
Date: 06 December 2016Source: Office of the Minister of ConservationA new action plan setting targets for protection of New Zealand’s unique native animals and environment has been officially released by Conservation Minister Maggie Barry.
Date: 05 December 2016Source: Office of the Minister of ConservationConservation Minister Maggie Barry today announced that New Zealand will take on a leadership role internationally, working with others to control and eradicate invasive alien species and protect native habitats.
Date: 01 December 2016Our Predator Free 2050 programme is at the forefront of a global effort against invasive predators.
Date: 30 November 2016Source: Office of the Minister of ConservationThe company which will be a key player in achieving New Zealand’s Predator Free 2050 ambition is now up and running.