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

Do you want to try running a “Possum Nightclub”?

We are very pleased to have received a grant from Topflite’s Soar Fund that enabled us to buy some Flipping Timmys that we can lend to our groups…

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Southern Crested Grebes and Predator Control at Lake Hayes

Story by Dawn Palmer, Trustee We wanted to look at the trap catch information for Lake Hayes Predator Free and compare this to the increase in Southern Crested…

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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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