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Regional Council funding

Dune Planting At Hukuwai Beach OpotikiManagement of most pests is the responsibility of the landowners. However, in some cases the Regional Council can provide the following funding:

  • Our Biodiversity Programme provides funding and technical assistance to landowners and community groups for pest control on land with high ecological values.  

  • The Environmental Enhancement Fund (EEF) can fund pest control on public land

  • Targeted pest control (funded by the Regional Council) may be carried out on particular pests in a specific area, such as wild goats on the East Cape.

Norway Rat FamilyLearn more about how Lake Tarawera residents have controlled rats and restored native birdlife in the case study – Rats out, birds in at Tarawera.