Predator Free South Westland is a $45million, five year project that aims to eliminate possums, rats and stoats from a 100,000 hectare area bounded by the Whataroa and Waiau (Waiho) Rivers, the Southern Alps and Tasman Sea. The project area includes bush, rural land and the townships of Whataroa, Okarito and Franz Josef. The partnership is on track to achieve its predator elimination goal by mid 2025.

The project is a partnership between the people of South Westland, Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio, Jobs for Nature, Department of Conservation, Predator Free 2050 Limited, OSPRI and the NEXT Foundation.

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