Predator Free Paekākāriki was recently awarded a local conservation grant by Wellington
Zoo to set up community trapping lines around the village, including Campbell Park. Maree White tells us more.
The recent stoat sightings along The Parade at the end of 2022 was a great prompt to get
the traps out there. Predator Free Paekākāriki has now installed four boxed traps in
The traps are housed in a box with a screw bolt for safety (see photo below). We
have positioned the traps in out-of-the-way spots for the children. If people do come across
the traps, please leave the boxes alone as they are powerful traps and the right training is
required to operate these safely.
If you happen to spy a catch in the traps please let Predator Free Paekākāriki know by
emailing [email protected] or via Paekākāriki Tauhokohoko. Please do not attempt
to empty it yourself.
A massive thanks to Wellington Zoo for making all this possible,
Happy trapping this year!
Find out more about Predator Free Paekākāriki here.
Interested in a Wellington Zoo conservation grant? Find out more here.
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