New Zealand’s goal of becoming Predator Free by 2050 is an audacious one. To succeed we need to build the tools and techniques that have worked so well for us on islands to achieve the same outcomes on the mainland (across crown, rural and urban land).

Wellington City has its own ambitious plan – it wants to be the first Predator Free capital in the world – and that was given a boost this month with a $3.2million grant from Predator Free NZ 2050 Ltd. Wellington has developed a burgeoning backyard trapping network over the past three years and this funding will enable it to go the next level – predator free. We bring you details of the announcement in this newsletter. Read more.