The world’s first predator free capital city

The goal for Predator Free Wellington is a bold one: eradicate all rats, mustelids and possums from the Wellington peninsula, enabling native wildlife and communities to thrive.

The project is a partnership between NEXT Foundation, Wellington City Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council, Taranaki Whānui ki Te Upoko o Te Ika, Capital Kiwi, Predator Free 2050 Limited and the wider community.

In 2023 Miramar Peninsula achieved the project’s first zero predation goal and now sights are set on expanding through the rest of Wellington city. With 97% ratepayer support, Pōneke Wellington is on track to become the first predadtor free capital city in the world.