Imagine an Aotearoa New Zealand 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 Predator Free 2050 is working towards eradication of our three most damaging predators (rats, stoats, and possums) – 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 introduced predators. Now, these predators kill an estimated 25 million native birds each year. Some 4000 native species are threatened or at risk of extinction – one of the highest proportions in the world.
There’s good news. With government investment, Predator Free 2050:
And people all over Aotearoa are taking part - backyard trapping, planting natives, volunteering, and donating. This 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 about the plan 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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