scoop.co.nz 11 Mar, 2021 02:15 am

Jobs For Nature To Support Predator Free South Westland

Jobs For Nature To Support Predator Free South Westland
An ambitious project to restore nature and sustain jobs in COVID-hit South Westland represents the biggest step yet on mainland Aotearoa towards the Predator Free 2050 goal, Conservation Minister Kiri Allan says.

Scoop i Parliament Jobs For Nature To Support Predator Free South Westland Hon Kiri Allan Minister of Conservation Minita mō Te Papa Atawhai An ambitious project to restore nature and sustain jobs in COVID-hit South Westland represents the biggest step yet on mainland Aotearoa towards the Predator Free 2050 goal, Conservation Minister Kiri Allan says.“Predator Free South Westland will be an exemplar for how to achieve predator-free status more widely across the country.“Jobs for Nature support will allow locals affected by the pandemic remain in South Westland while helping to carry out a ground-breaking project which will both protect and restore the area’s natural heritage, reinforcing its status as part of Te Wāhipounamu – South Westland World Heritage area.Predator Free South Westland is being run by Zero Invasive Predators (ZIP).

” Kiri Allan said.“The project’s goal is to remove possums, rats and stoats from a 100,000 hectare area of public and private land from the mountains to the sea, a massive leap from the original 12,000 hectare site behind Whataroa.

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