March 10, 2020
Action plan set for predator cull
Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage says mātauranga Māori derived from generations of interactions between people and te taiao as well as expertise gained through removing pests from 117 of New Zealand’s offshore islands has gone into the development of a Predator Free 2050 Strategy.
The strategy released yesterday aims to set out a structure to achieve the dream of a predator-free Aotearoa and includes an action plan for the next five years.
She says permanently eradicating rats, possums and mustelids like stoats and weasels will help protect more than 4000 native plant and animal species that are threatened or at risk of extinction.
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