Kiwi numbers are increasing in a remote part of Fiordland for the first time in the history of their conservation, thanks to recent aerial predator control operations.

Rats on a small Cook Islands atoll could be a thing of the past after a full scale rat eradication programme takes place in the middle of this year. From Pacific Waves, 6:00 am on 12 April 2023 – Karanama Ruru06:00, Aug 11 2022 – Title image by the Department of Conservation. New Zealand leads the world in island pest eradication and creating island sanctuaries, according to a new study. A paper by the University of Auckland and Manaaki Whenua investigated more than 100 years of invasive mammal eradication attempts across 998 islands around the world. It found Aotearoa … Read More

Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research (MWLR) undertook the study and monitoring to determine the effectiveness of Prodeer for deterring red deer from eating bait for OSPRI.

The World Heritage listed Lord Howe Island is staggeringly beautiful. Evolving in isolation 600 kilometres off the east coast of Australia, its precipitous mountains, golden beaches and dense subtropical forests are home to hundreds of species of plants, insects and animals found nowhere else on Earth.

The Invasive Species Council has awarded the Rodent Eradication Project managed by the Lord Howe Island Board with a national Froggatt Award for their efforts controlling rodents on one of Australia’s natural treasures.

The introduction of a new deer repellent has been a significant factor in reducing deer by-kill

We are proud to be involved in the globally important conservation action to prevent extinctions and restore the full World Heritage Status of Gough Island by eradicating invasive alien mice. See some stunning footage of the action taking place on Gough Island and hear from Pete McCelland, Operations Manager, who offers an update on the first bait drop. Gough Island … Read More