Volunteers from Predator Free Taupō and local Forest & Bird with DOC rangers ready to set up a trap network at Opepe
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Introduction

Achieving Predator Free New Zealand 2050 requires a coordinated national effort.

This goal connects central and local government, iwi, philanthropists, non-government organisations, businesses, science and research organisations, communities, land owners and individuals.

Some of the key players

The Department of Conservation is responsible for facilitating the overall PF2050 programme and ensuring the public and private sectors are well-connected. Our network of Predator Free Rangers support community initiatives and act as a vital link into the wider ranger network within each region.

Predator Free 2050 Ltd is a crown-owned entity responsible for investing in large landscape-scale projects and breakthrough research via the Expressions of Interest process. It also sources additional funding from business, local government and philanthropists.

Predator Free NZ Trust focusses on supporting, building and connecting community efforts, growing the vision and telling the story. It shares best-practice resources, helps people find ways to be involved, and maps who is doing what around the country. 

Biological Heritage National Science Challenge is charged with providing science-based solutions to enhance and restore New Zealand’s ecosystems, including eliminating predator threats.

Regional councils manage predators on private land and reserves, and are well placed to support or lead the PF2050 movement in urban and rural areas.

OSPRI is a partnership between primary industries and the government, tasked with eradicating bovine TB from New Zealand. It undertakes aerial and ground-based possum control operations. 

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