Donate to the NZ Conservation Trust - Sponsor a Predator Trap or Bait
The NZ Conservation Trust together with other community groups are working together to make NZ predator free by 2050. Eradicating rats, stoats and possums will be beneficial to our environment. These three predators alone kill about 25 million native birds every year. You can help by sponsoring a trap and/or bait. As a Charitable Trust we rely on Membership, Sponsorship and Donations to ensure we are able to continue with breeding and conservation programmes for Kiwi and other endangered New Zealand species, as well as raising the profile of these endemic and unique species. We do not receive any Government funding, which is why all donations are gratefully accepted.
The minimum purchasable quantity is 10
Every Donation is gratefully accepted, but did you know....
T$135 covers the cost of a TRAP for 1 year
- donate T$135 for a TRAP and you'll receive a monthly update of how successful your trap has been. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate if you have a preference for your trap to be located in the Craigieburn Forest Park or Carlyle Valley).
T$120 covers the cost of BAIT for 12 months
T$10 covers the cost of BAIT for 1 month
The NZ Conservation Trust's Predator Control Project
New Zealand has been geographically seperated from other land masses for over 80 million years and, with the absence of land mammals, our native wildlife has evolved in isolation.
When man arrived they introduced animals which later became pests and predators. These took a serious toll on the native plants, birds, reptiles and invertebrates, who were ill-equipped to deal with such a threat.
Predator control is effective! 9 out of 10 kiwi chicks born in the wild will die before they reach breeding age without predator control. Up to 70% of kiwi chicks survive to breeding age in areas that have predator control.