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Where we work


Where we work

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Where we work


Where we work

Bottle Rock Peninsula, Queen Charlotte Sound


Bottle Rock Peninsula

QUEEN CHARLOTTE SOUND

Bottle Rock Peninsula, Queen Charlotte Sound


Bottle Rock Peninsula

QUEEN CHARLOTTE SOUND

ZIP is currently trialing the Remove and Protect model at Bottle Rock peninsula in Queen Charlotte Sound, where tools and techniques (both existing and novel) are able to be trialed in a 'real world' setting.

A ‘virtual barrier’ made up of a number of 'defence lines' spans the 2 km neck of the peninsula, protecting an area of approximately 400 ha from reinvasion by rats, stoats and possums. Each defence line is made up of a variety of control tools, intensively spaced to guarantee encounter by target species.

Within the protected area, prototype detection tools are being trialed to enable early detection and timely response, in the event of an incursion.

Information gathered by the ZIP field team then informs further development and refinement of the system and tools.

Karori, Wellington


Karori

Wellington

Karori, Wellington


Karori

Wellington

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ZIP’s office is located in Wellington, where many of our collaborators in the public and private sectors are also based. The office is located on Waiapu Road, Karori, adjacent to Zealandia Sanctuary.

Key activities carried out in the Wellington office include:

  • Developing ZIP’s strategy and evolving our work plan
  • Analysing data gathered at our field development site, modelling and forecasting future performance
  • Designing trials to test new tools and techniques
  • Working alongside government partners to enable rapid uptake of our model and ensure our approach is integrated into the Predator Free 2050 vision

Lincoln, Canterbury


Lincoln

Canterbury

Lincoln, Canterbury


Lincoln

Canterbury

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ZIP has three team members based at our predator behaviour research facility in Lincoln.

Key activities carried out by our Lincoln-based team include:

  • Initial research and proof of concept trials on lures, tools and techniques before large scale testing at ZIP’s field site
  • Providing advice on predator behaviour to maximise our ability to intercept or detect target species
  • Working alongside Christchurch-based R&D contractors and engineers to develop novel solutions for predator control