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Pest Free Auckland

Keeping Auckland’s natural environment thriving is vital to the health and wellbeing of the region’s people, culture and economy.

​What is Pest Free Auckland?

Pest Free Auckland is a conservation initiative aimed at helping our native species flourish free from introduced pest animals and plants, pathogens and marine pests.

This initiative supports activities within the Auckland region such as:

  • site-led conservation activity on public and private land
  • council and community-led conservation activity
  • the restoration and connection of ecosystems (e.g. creating safe corridors between forests)
  • the introduction and reintroduction of native species
  • tools, resources and advice that support community conservation
  • showcasing community action and celebrating success
  • campaigns to raise awareness and motivate Aucklanders to play their part.

Pest Free Auckland is partly funded by the Natural Environment Targeted Rate, which was introduced in July 2018.

It is guided by our Regional Pest Management Plan to help eliminate threats to our native species.

What is Predator Free 2050?

The Predator Free 2050 goal aims to progressively eradicate three of the most damaging introduced predators nationwide by 2050:

  • stoat
  • ship rats
  • possums.

Alongside Pest Free Auckland, we support the national commitment for New Zealand to be predator-free by 2050.

To achieve Pest Free Auckland and Predator Free 2050, we need new tools and techniques along with the support of Aucklanders.

How you can help

Until we have the tools for eradication, we need to focus on suppressing introduced pest species and non-native threats across the region.

You can help:

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Prevent pests from spreadinghttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/plants-animals/pests-weeds/Pages/prevent-pests-from-spreading.aspxPrevent pests from spreadingPrevent pests from spreading by checking and cleaning your vehicle and gear after visiting a site with pests and before visiting an island.aspxBiosecurity
Report a pest plant, pest animal or plant diseasehttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/plants-animals/pests-weeds/Pages/report-pest-plant-pest-animal-plant-disease.aspxReport a pest plant, pest animal or plant diseaseReport weeds, pest animals and diseases to Auckland Council. Report marine and exotic pests to MPI.aspxBiosecurity
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How we control pestshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/plants-animals/pests-weeds/Pages/how-we-control-pests.aspxHow we control pestsWe select pest control methods depending on the species and site. These may include traps, shooting, or toxins.aspxBiosecurity
Identify pest animalshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/plants-animals/pests-weeds/Pages/identify-pest-animals.aspxIdentify pest animalsIdentify the pest before you start pest control.aspxBiosecurity
Identify weedshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/plants-animals/pests-weeds/Pages/identify-weeds.aspxIdentify weedsIdentify weeds before you remove them. Use our pest search or check other weed databases. aspxBiosecurity

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