Dr Jan Wright heads new conservation effort (Radio NZ)

Former parliamentary commissioner for the environment, Dr Jan Wright, is involved in a new conservation project, Te Manahuna Aoraki.

It aims to have the whole of Mt Cook/Aoraki National Park pest and predator-free in the coming two decades. Te Manahuna Aoraki has been launched to eradicate pests, weeds and predators from the upper MacKenzie basin through to Aoraki National Park. Dr Jan Wright is the chair of the organisation in charge of the ambitious project. She talks to Sunday Morning’s Wallace Chapman about who’s involved, the impact it will have on native fauna and flora as well as who’s funding the mammoth task.