Photo credit: Top left and bottom, Ngā Manu
Photo credit: Top left and bottom, Ngā Manu

Ngā kīrehe orotā me ōna tikanga whakahaere

Pest animals and management

Managing pest animals is essential if we are to preserve the native fauna and flora of Aotearoa / New Zealand.

Photo credit: Top left and bottom, Ngā Manu

The introduction of predating and browsing animals has led to many extinctions and continues to threaten our remaining fauna and flora. Introduced animals also compete with native species for territory, reducing their available habitat.

We need to control introduced animals to preserve our native birds, bats, lizards, frogs, insects, freshwater fish and plants.

New to conservation? See our Guide to controlling pest animals.

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