Predator Free NZ Trust is an independent trust established in 2013. We are committed to dramatically reducing New Zealand’s predator populations and are proud to recognise and support the predator control efforts of farmers, through the Ballance Farm Environment Awards.
We want to protect our native species and see their populations increase in our lifetime. It’s one of the most ambitious conservation projects undertaken in New Zealand – ambitious, but achievable.
Many farmers have systems in place to effectively manage and monitor predators including possums, rats, feral cats, ferrets, weasels and stoats. A number of farmers have been involved in significant predator control programmes on their land for many years. More and more are seeing the value of predator eradication on their properties.
The Predator Free Farm Award acknowledges and celebrates those doing great work and hopefully inspires more farmers to get involved in the Predator Free movement.