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 Wakatipu Basin; working towards a predator free Wakatipu.

Why we trap

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

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Our groups

There are now over 40 different community trapping groups within the Wakatipu basin! Find out about your local group…

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Online store

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

On the Horizon

While we still don’t know at what point we’ll be able to gather again, once we can, we’ll let you know when our next Talk on the Wild…

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Wildlands Report and a Proposed Southern Lakes Sanctuary

During the last year, the WWT has been involved in a project to look at the possibilities for what a landscape scale approach to predator suppression and eradication…

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Paradise Protection Programme

While many of our predator free programmes began with a desire to protect birds, Paradise began because of bats. Located at the Head of the Lake bordering Diamond…

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Gibbston Valley

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