Towards Predator-Free Taranaki

Taranaki Taku Tūranga

12758 Traps Installed

Church pastor inspires members to get trapping

A New Plymouth pastor with a love of birdlife is inspiring his congregation to get involved in trapping. Senior Pastor Steve Batten of citywestchurch started trapping in his own backyard about four years ago, after chatting to neighbours who were keen trappers.


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Meet Sam Haultain, Towards Predator-Free Taranaki Programme Lead

Sam has extensive experience working in conservation across the country and on predator-free islands - so she knows what a predator-free space looks like.

She talks about what inspires her, what a predator-free Taranaki would look like and why she thinks the 2050 goal can be achieved.

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