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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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

Welcome back to the braided river birds.

Even as winter is not done with us yet, we’ve passed the shortest day and the first whiff of spring is not far away.  Inland braided rivers of…

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Meet a Trapper – Richard Shields

My trapping life started in 2018 helping Hans build the traps for Lake Hayes and was on the checking rotation for a year before helping Dawn get Tucker…

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Secretive Little Marsh Crakes

The marsh crake (Porzana pusilla affinis), or koitareke as it is known to Maori, is one of the most secretive New Zealand birds, largely because it inhabits dense…

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