Possum eating a Kereru (NZ Pigeon) egg - Ngā Manu Nature Images.
The possum is one of the greatest threats to our natural environment. They have such a massive impact because of their feeding habits and large numbers. They:
Depending on your location you can:
There are possum control operations in approximately 650,000ha of our region – it’s a team effort and it’s working.
Ongoing trapping operations means we can reduce the amount of toxins needed to keep possum numbers low.
In 2007 Wellington’s Miramar Peninsula was declared possum-free. The intensive three year possum control programme involved a mix of bait stations and traps. Find out about this and other community predator free programmes.
The possum control operations include:
If your property is near an existing possum control operation then contact us to see if this can be added to the control area. Outside of these areas we can provide free advice, training and materials at cost price for you to undertake the control yourself.
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