Zero Invasive Predators

On 1 July 2022, Zero Invasive Predators (ZIP) was engaged by the project board to take on responsibility for the development and delivery of Te Manahuna Aoraki Project. ZIP now employs the project team, and oversees the design, planning and implementation of all technical and operational aspects of the project. ZIP was founded by the Department of Conservation and NEXT Foundation in 2016, and has a strong track record eliminating pests from large landscapes on the New Zealand mainland. ZIP also works with Predator Free South Westland on a project which borders Te Manahuna Aoraki Project high in the Southern Alps/Kā Tiritiri o te Moana.