Help community conservationists work towards a Predator-Free Auckland

The University is helping community conservationists to monitor their progress as we all work towards a Predator-Free Auckland - a haven for native birds and other wildlife to abound in our backyards. CatchIT is online software used by community groups to input their data, see engaging visualisations, and watch their efforts contribute to the bigger picture of conservation nationwide.

There are lots of opportunities across Auckland for back-yard trappers to get involved and help bring the birdsong back to their gardens. You can register your interest to volunteer, and we'll pass your details on to them to get in touch.

Here are some of the organisations that work with CatchIT - these groups will give you training and support to set traps on your property and input data to contribute to the bigger picture.

Forest Bridge Trust
The vision of The Forest Bridge Trust is to create a connected landscape of healthy forest and flourishing indigenous wildlife from the Kaipara Harbour in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east.
Matuku Link Bufferzone
Matuku Link, bordering the Te Henga wetland, is a large native forest block in Auckland’s Bethell’s valley.

Pest Free Howick via Auckland City Council
Working towards creating good habitats and low pest numbers so that Howick becomes a stop off for migrating birds.

Eastern Bays Songbird
By removing pests and providing the right food trees and habitat we can help nature regenerate in the Eastern Bays and halt the decline of our taonga.

Te Korowai o Waiheke Trust (Predator Free Waiheke)
Aiming to rid the island of mustelids and rats, to enhance the natural environment of Waiheke and support the archipelago of pest-free islands.