Towards Predator-Free Taranaki

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Launched in 2018, Towards Predator-Free Taranaki was New Zealand’s first landscape-scale project, removing rats, possums and stoats from around Taranaki Maunga.

Removing rats, possums and stoats will make the single-biggest difference to protecting our precious native wildlife and plants, improving lifestyles and supporting livelihoods, particularly Taranaki’s primary industries and tourism.

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Restore Kaitake: The road to zero possums

I’ve heard a ton of comments recently about the thriving bird life in Kaitake– everyone seems to have a story of more tūī, kererū or pīwakawaka (fantails).

It’s awesome and it’s why we do what we do.


Read more from Towards Predator-Free Taranaki project manager Toby Shanley
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