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Predator Free Rakiura

Location:
Mainland of Stewart Island/Rakiura and the islands, islets and rock stacks off Stewart Island/Rakiura
Region:
Rakiura / Stewart Island
District:
SDC
Commenced:
2014
Access:
Public and Private Land
Area (ha):
174,600
Contact:
Bridget Carter - Project Manager
Phone:
0272127809

Description

Predator Free Rakiura is a concept towards making Stewart Island / Rakiura a sustainable safe haven for native wildlife and people into the future. The proposal is to remove rats (Norway, Ship and kiore), possums, feral cats and hedgehogs from the mainland and islands of Stewart Island/Rakiura, in one coordinated project, and to maintain a predator free Rakiura into the future. Our vision is 'to grow Rakiura as a taonga by working collaboratively towards a predator free Rakiura that allows ecosystems and community to thrive and benefit from each other'.

Current involvement

Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu, Rakiura Tītī Committee, Rakiura Tītī Islands Administering Body, Rakiura Maori Lands Trust, Department of Conservation, Environment Southland, Southland District Council, Real Journeys, New Zealand Deerstalkers Association and representatives of the Stewart Island / Rakiura community.

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