Trapping has proved successful and mustelid control operations are ongoing across all three of our properties.


We believe broad-scale, effective mustelid control is the next big issue for mainland conservation in New Zealand. A lot of money has been spent fairly recently on finding ways to deal effectively with these pests so there are quite a few trap designs and killing solutions in use at the moment.

Most are still fairly labour intensive, however, and few are as reliable and effective as conservationists would like them to be.

Forest Lifeforce Restoration Trust - Predator control, plant propagation, forest restoration and species recovery are all part of its remit and comprise the bulk of its activity. Flagship projects include the Maungataniwha Kiwi Project, fast carving out a name for itself as one of the most prolific and successful kiwi conservation initiatives.