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taonga species

Giving our native wildlife & forests a chance to thrive again by working towards a predator free Whangārei

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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.

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Funding available for community groups

Are you a trapping champion and running a community pest control group? You may be eligible for some funding and support! The …

August 2, 2022

Event: Te Tiriti o Waitangi Workshop Part 2

Thursday 1st September, 9am – 12:30pm This is a follow up event from our first workshop, where our facilitator, Moea Armstrong, delved …

July 15, 2022

The Field Journal – June

This month’s field journal was written by Biosecurity Officer, Gaelyn Dewhurst It has been a very busy couple of months in the …

July 4, 2022

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Where are the possums?

Say cheese! We’ve been using smart image technology to help us determine the presence of possums in the Whangārei Heads area.

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Our Progress

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.

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Landowners supporting this important mahi

4500+

Hectares covered from landowner agreements

900+

Hectares currently 'live' with active devices, becoming a possum-free zone soon

1000+

Toxin stations, traps, and trail cameras installed

Towards a Predator Free Aotearoa

Learn what Predator Free 2050 is about and what it means for people in New Zealand.

Who’s Involved

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.

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