Backyard Sanctuaries is a non-profit community project, run by volunteers, who believe that the Miramar Peninsular and Wellington have huge potential to become a leading example in community driven predator control. We want to support all the awesome efforts that are already going on.
How we can help?
Mainly we focus on supporting community groups with their predator free goal.
We can give free workshops to you and your group, answer relevant questions, lend out a projector and/or traps, and maybe even give out some equipment.
Our project works on a reward system, where one action will lead to the next level of awesomeness. A bit like a videogame where you have to play along in order unlock the next level.
You are a predator free community group and you’d like some expert help. We’d love to support your awesome efforts and help with what we can for free. And that is:
giving our workshop to your group
lending out a projector if you want to give your own talk
answering questions on predator control and ecology
ask us and maybe we have some spare traps/bait and monitoring tools to hand out to you too.
Use the contract form to get in touch with us.
Try a trap
For no charge we lend out one of our two KIT-SETS OF DIFFERENT TRAPS for up to 5 weeks, if you want to have a go at trying out traps, baits, lures etc.
Simply click ‘contact us’ to email us if you want to borrow a trap kit-set. Let us know the time frame you are wanting to have it for. Kit-set’s need to be picked up and returned and include the traps that you are willing to trial from our list, several lures etc.
This 2 hour workshop will give you an excellent idea on how to tackle the pest problem. You will learn how to begin the epic adventure, where to place the traps, and tricks and tips on how to out clever the pests and how to make your backyard suitable for native birds, lizards and insects. We promise to feed you free delicious snacks and refreshments.
Our workshops cover:
The problem of invasive mammalian predators in NZ
How to outsmart rats & other pests
You’ll get a chance to check out different traps
How to minimize impact of domestic cat
Planting to feed birds
Building lizard & insect-homes
How to attract the birds and keep away the rats
All your trapping successes or non successes can be lodged on our website (under ‘start trapping’) which only takes 40 seconds.
Our website always supplies you with FREE PLANTING GUIDES, BIRD COUNT LISTS, ADVICE and many more valuable information.
Show your support and sign up for free and become part of the trapping community that say’s no to pests. We will then notify you once the next workshop is coming up and will send you a link that allows you to sign up for free. Once signed up you also have access to our trapping kits for free.