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Predator Free Allandale: protecting Living Springs together

Predator Free Allandale: protecting Living Springs together

In a world where preserving our natural ecosystems is so important, Living Springs has taken significant strides towards achieving this goal through the Kaimahi for Nature project. At the heart of this initiative lies a crucial mission: predator control and the eventual elimination of these threats.This blog explores the origins of Predator Free Allandale, a community effort aimed at creating a protective buffer zone around Living Springs.

For over a decade Living Springs has been on an environmental journey. Its dedication to preserving its natural surroundings is unwavering. As part of the Kaimahi for Nature project, Living Springs joined hands with Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke and CVNZ. Together, they set out to address one of the most pressing challenges – predators.

At the heart of Living Springs’ vision is the absolute elimination of predators from its vicinity. Predators pose a significant threat to New Zealand’s indigenous flora and fauna. In fact, it’s estimated that invasive predators, like stoats and rats, are responsible for the decline and extinction of several native bird species. Some statistics indicate that up to 25 million native birds are killed by these predators each year in New Zealand.

Through the Kaimahi for Nature project Living Springs aims to create a haven for native species to thrive. This endeavour isn’t just about protecting a place; it’s about safeguarding a way of life and ensuring the continuity of New Zealand’s unique biodiversity.

The neighboring community of Allandale shared Living Springs’ vision and determination. They too wanted to be part of this cause. So, Predator Free Allandale was born. This grassroots movement is an embodiment of what a united community can achieve when driven by a shared purpose.

Predator Free Allandale is more than just a catchy name; it’s a strategy aimed at creating a protective buffer zone around Living Springs. By controlling predators from Allandale and its surroundings, the community is contributing to the safeguarding of Living Springs’ taonga species. This collective effort ensures that Living Springs remains a pristine haven for flora and fauna.

Feeling inspired to contribute? You can be part of this mission. Living Springs welcomes volunteers who share their commitment to preserving nature. To learn more about volunteering opportunities, email us at Your hands-on involvement can make a significant impact.

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Predator Free Allandale stands as a testament to the power of a community coming together for a greater purpose. Living Springs has not only embarked on a journey to eliminate predators but also fostered a sense of unity and shared responsibility within its community. This project is a shining example of how environmental conservation can be achieved through collaboration and dedication.

The alarming statistics of invasive predators wreaking havoc on New Zealand’s biodiversity underscore the urgency of their mission. By volunteering with Living Springs, you can be part of this inspiring movement and contribute to the protection of our planet’s precious resources. Email us at to learn more about how you can get involved. Together, we can protect and nurture the natural world that sustains us all.

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