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The Otago Peninsula is home to many of our precious native species. From the 250kg New Zealand sea lion, to the 6.9g rifleman bird. And let’s not forget the rarest penguin in the world, the yellow-eyed.

The peninsula is also home to many environmentally-minded humans, who have been on the predator-free journey for some time. In fact, the Otago Peninsula Biodiversity Group have trapped 16,000 possums, since 2011. Residents have already seen a big difference — more native birds, rejuvenated native tree canopies, and less fruit and veg going missing from the garden.

But there is still plenty of work to be done. Our goal is total eradication of possums on the peninsula within 5 years. This is where you come in.

Do your bit

There are heaps of ways you, (yes, you), can help us reach our predator free goal. Whether you like getting your hands dirty, or are more at home in the office, there’s a job for you.

  • Track cutting

  • Pest monitoring

  • Deploying bait stations

  • Possum trapping

  • Bird monitoring

  • Lizard monitoring

  • Mapping

  • Photography

  • Data entry

To contact the Otago Peninsula Biodiversity Group email: http://www.predatorfreepeninsula.nz