The Government’s announcement to aim for a ‘predator-free New Zealand’ by 2050 has been widely covered by media – both here at home and internationally – this week.
While the initial announcement made a splash in both local and international media, now the question is: how might such an ambitious plan be pulled off?
Self-resetting traps, genetic engineering, audio lures for stoats: a variety of possible technologies have been raised by New Zealand scientists.
Media coverage of pest control technologies includes:
RadioLive: Genetic Engineering an effective weapon in the war on pests
Radio NZ: Could audio be the answer to NZ’s pest problems?
Stuff.co.nz: The technology behind plans for a predator-free New Zealand
NZ Geographic: Predator-free Aotearoa: a guide
TVNZ: Govt funding and private investment being used to make NZ predator free by 2050
Stuff.co.nz: The science behind a predator-free NZ