ZIP and the Department of Conservation are investigating a method to completely remove possums, and potentially rats, from mainland sites.

If successful, this method of aerial predator control will reduce, and ultimately eliminate, the need for repeated wide scale application of toxins to remove predators; and provide a tool for progressing New Zealand towards its Predator Free 2050 goal.

The following Fact Sheet contains information and context about the proposed trial.

For more information, please contact the Department of Conservation:

B Pryor on 027 4064 998, or G Scott on 03 751 0807.