Taranaki schools

Young people leading the way

Schools and students are leading residents’ efforts to restore native wildlife and plants, for the next generation.

Taranaki girl, 12, enthusiastically getting behind predator-free New Zealand by 2050 goal

A Taranaki 12-year-old is getting stuck in with efforts around Aotearoa to make the country predator free by 2050. Monica Joyce comes from one can-do family.

Posted by Seven Sharp on Monday, 2 March 2020


Taranaki schools are ambassadors of Towards Predator-Free Taranaki, many distributing traps to households to raise funds for environmental school projects.

Students are helping expand urban trapping by checking traps in public parks and reserves. They are making trap boxes and helping monitor biodiversity and predators, with tracking cards and analysing video monitoring.

Schools are incorporating Towards Predator-Free Taranaki into the curriculum with a huge level of engagement evident among our young people.  We’ve worked with Predator Free New Zealand to develop some handy guidelines and resources for schools.

All Taranaki schools are invited to be part of Towards Predator-Free Taranaki. Principals and teachers should email their details to chauncy.ardell@trc.govt.nz or emily.roberts@trc.govt.nz.


Follow Towards Predator-Free Taranaki on Facebook - facebook.com/TowardsPredatorFreeTaranaki(external link)

What is Trap.NZ?

If you’re trapping at home, register with the online database Trap.NZ, via its website or app. Then record all your catches and also your trap checks (even when nothing has been caught). This makes Trap.NZ a source of valuable data tracking the region’s efforts and identifying gaps.

Visit Trap.NZ website(external link)

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