10 Jan 2015

Predator Free New Zealand

From The Weekend, 8:25 am on 10 January 2015

Kevin HackwellThe Predator Free New Zealand campaign is now a few weeks old. Few would disagree with the idea, especially with so many endemic species under threat from a long list of introduced predators. But can we afford to even try to eradicate them from the mainland, let alone the suggested place to start - Stewart Island?

Lynne Freeman talks to Devon McLean from the Predator Free New Zealand Trust, Dr Andrea Byrom, from Landcare Research in Christchurch, Forest and Bird's Kevin Hackwell (pictured), and Paul Jansen who's worked in conservation management for almost 40 years and has been with this campaign since the start.