Giving our native wildlife & forests a chance to thrive again by working towards a predator free Whangārei
Predator Free Whangārei is a collaborative project between local community groups, private landowners and government agencies to restore our native flora and fauna.
Our vision is to see our native birds flourish, our ecosystems restored and our communities strengthened.
It’s that busy time of year and there’s lots happening in the Predator Free space! Take part in getting to know the …
There has been lots of highlights, as well as learnings, this past year. Read more about what has happened in the past funding year, and what’s to come as we head into the next year.
Where is the possum eradication project at? How many possums have been caught? What are the next steps? Find the answers in this article here.
Say cheese! We’ve been using smart image technology to help us determine the presence of possums in the Whangārei Heads area.
One of New Zealand's first mainland possum eradication projects is happening in our district on the stunning Whangārei Heads peninsula. This project covers over 9,000ha of diverse landscapes from farmlands and forests to beaches and residential areas.
Landowners supporting this important mahi
Hectares covered from landowner agreements
Hectares currently 'live' with active devices, becoming a possum-free zone soon
Toxin stations, traps, and trail cameras installed
The seed for the project was planted with a conversation between local community groups and agencies.
Funding from Predator Free 2050 Limited was received to begin suppression and eradication projects in our rohe.
The possum eradication project design at Whangārei Heads commences. Tiakina Whangārei begins focusing on pest control in the urban zone.
Almost 200 landowner agreements have been received and over 1800 devices installed in the Whangārei Heads peninsula alone.
Possum eradication at Whangārei Heads commences in April.
This project builds on decades of dedicated and successful community predator control mahi. This project has only been made possible following decades of tireless volunteering, passion and hard work from local landcare groups and the wider community. We extend our thanks to all those who have supported this mahi in the past and to all those who continue to contribute as we move forward towards our predator free vision.