The Whakatipu Wildlife Trust work with community environmental groups to support, connect and foster predator control efforts. We represent a unified voice for wildlife in the Whakatipu Basin; working towards a predator free Whakatipu.

Why we trap

Find out about the different predator species we target and why they are such an issue to the Whakatipu’s native wildlife.

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Our groups

There are now over 70 community trapping groups within the Whakatipu basin! Find out about your local group…

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We have some brand new merchandise so you can show your support for native wildlife. All proceeds go to support our ongoing work.

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Latest News

Executive Officer Vacancy

We are seeking a part-time Executive Officer to help our dynamic community of predator trapping groups protect our native birds and other wildlife. Key elements of the role…

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What’s living in your backyard

Photo of a McCann’s Skink in a backyard in Arthur’s Point Have you ever wondered what animals are living in your backyard? Well, this is your chance to…

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Bird of the Century – Puteketeke – Australasian Crested Grebe

A Grebe pair on Lake Hayes thanks to Marty Barwood By now, most of you will be aware that Forest and Bird ran a “bird of the century”…

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