Million Dollar Mouse infogrpahic eradication

[INFOGRAPHIC] – Million Dollar Mouse team heads for Antipodes Island

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On Wednesday the Million Dollar Mouse team left for Antipodes Island to carry out their mission of ridding the island of mice. This infographic gives you a sense of the immense logistical task they have ahead. Our ability to carry out these sorts of operations is what makes New Zealand a world leader in predator eradications.

We’ll keep you updated on this operation as it progresses. The ship is currently battling the waves of the Southern Ocean (with an average height of 5m!) on their way to Antipodes Island. You can follow the progress of the voyage here: http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/shipid:699377/mmsi:512093000/imo:0/vessel:EVOHE

However, we are already starting to think about what is next for Predator Free New Zealand? There wasn’t a lot in the budget to help get rid of predators – aside from the one off 1080 drop announced for this year. Where is the plan to save New Zealand’s species?

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[INFOGRAPHIC] – Million Dollar Mouse team heads for Antipodes Island was last modified: June 13th, 2016 by Gareth Morgan
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Gareth Morgan is a New Zealand economist and commentator on public policy who in previous lives has been in business as an economic consultant, funds manager, and professional company director. He is also a motorcycle adventurer and philanthropist. Gareth and his wife Joanne have a charitable foundation, the Morgan Foundation, which has three main stands of philanthropic endeavour – public interest research, conservation and social investment.

  • Paul Sinclair

    Keep up the good work, will follow with interest. If you would like to throw your weight behind a proposal to ring fence Mount Turiwhate I will include my freehold 47ha. to create a predator free 3800ha, 200m to 1368m plus, of rich podocarp forest, lowland to mountain top to support kakapo, kiwi, and the snails of Denniston that are sitting in a fridge in Hokitika!

    Turiwhate Ecological Island Sanctuary | SlideShare

  • Paul Sinclair

    Keep up the good work, will follow with interest. If you would like to throw your weight behind a proposal to ring fence Mount Turiwhate I will include my freehold 47ha. to create a predator free 3200ha, 200m to 1300ft plus, of rich podocarp forest, lowland to mountain top to support kakapo, kiwi, and the snails of Denniston that are sitting in a fridge in Hokitika!

    Turiwhate Ecological Island Sanctuary | SlideShare

  • rcarterbrown

    Good luck everyone. Mice are notoriously difficult to eradicate so I hope it all goes to plan.