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Professor Mick Clout of the University of Auckland is one of those spearheading the push to make New Zealand predator free by 2040. The Conservation Ecology Professor was recently awarded the 2014 Marsden Medal by the New Zealand Association of Scientists, and has chaired the Kakapo Recovery Group for the past 20 years.
He says the idea of a predator free country may seem like an impossible task, but if everyone gets on board, and the work starts at the top of the country, it is do-able.