Predator free plea: 'We need more than just a rallying cry'
One year on and support for Predator Free 2050 is gathering pace, but scientists are warning it's an impossible goal as the situation stands. Kathryn Ryan talks to Andrea Byrom the Director of the Biological Heritage science challenge, which is trying to find scientific solutions to deal with pests, and Victoria University's Dr Wayne Linklater, who has come up with a new lure for trapping pests, but isn't convinced the war will be ever be won. Also joining Nine to Noon is the Kaipara couple Gill and Kevin Adshead, who say bringing back Kiwi to their Mataia farm and working on community pest control projects like the Forest Bridge Trust has changed their lives forever. If you are interested in what's happening in your community, the PFNZ Trust has mapped over 1,000 community groups and individuals throughout the country involved in predator control but the scale of this work is not clearly understood.