Official Opening of ZIP's predator research enclosure, 9 June 2016

Official Opening of ZIP's predator research enclosure, 9 June 2016

ZIP's new invasive predator research enclosure in Lincoln was officially opened yesterday by Hon Maggie Barry, Minister of Conservation.

This facility will play a key role in enabling us to rapidly develop new technology to remove invasive predators and their impact on our native species and the New Zealand economy.

You can learn more about the new enclosure here and here, and a few photos from the day are shared after the jump.

Welcome!

Welcome!

Kia ora!

Welcome to the new and improved website of Zero Invasive Predators Ltd (ZIP).

We are very excited to introduce ourselves and begin sharing our world with you: what we are up to; what we have learned so far; and what our future work programme holds.

We’ve kept a low profile to date for a few key reasons:

  • We’ve been tasked with an ambitious and exciting technical challenge, which has been our primary focus to date;

  • We are still very much in ‘learning mode’, gathering the data (and scientific rigour) to support our observations from the field; and

  • We’ve been fortunate to secure sufficient investment for our current work programme from our founding partners, DOC and NEXT Foundation, along with Jasmine Social Investments, Morgan Foundation and a group of Dairy Companies including Fonterra, Tatua, Synlait, Westland Milk Products, Open Country and Miraka.

Starting today, we’ll be providing regular informal updates via this page. More detailed technical updates on our findings will be posted here.

Questions? Comments? We'd love to hear from you!

info@zip.org.nz