Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research
There are so many different pest control options available, it can be hard to choose the right one(s) for each landscape and community. But if you use the wrong method, you could be wasting time and resources, as well as risking negative side-effects on te taiao (the environment).
That’s why this research team is creating an online tool that will allow project managers to find the best predator control option for them.
By combining existing predator management models, cost data, and social and cultural preference data the team will facilitate relative cost-effectiveness rankings for different management options.
Users will be able to explore different control tool regime options, allowing informed discussion with their communities and decision-making about the most cost-effective actions for eradication.
If we can use the best predator control options for each of our unique rohe (areas), we stand the best chance of helping create a Predator Free Aotearoa by 2050.