Wānaka Backyard Trapping

Wānaka Backyard Trapping is a community-led group started in 2018 to encourage more locals to trap pest species on their properties and to volunteer on trap lines which have been established around the Wānaka-Hāwea-Luggate townships.

We are aiming to educate people about nature, reduce the number of pests in the region and protect precious native wildlife which is vulnerable to predators.

Wanaka Backyard Trapping

Trapping Groups

We currently run 14 trapping projects on public land, targeting a wide range of introduced predators including mice, rats, hedgehogs, possums, stoats, ferrets and weasels. We’re always on the lookout for new volunteers…

Wanaka Trap Library

Trap Library

We run a trap library for residents of the Upper Clutha basin. One trap per property can be borrowed for up to three months. Full training is given to all borrowers, along with advice about where to site the trap…

Wanaka Backyard Trapping Workshops

Community Engagement

Wānaka Backyard Trapping run a number of initiatives focused on educating our community about invasive predators and how we can protect our native wildlife.

We publish a quarterly newsletter and organise public talks by visiting experts, trapping workshops and school visits…

Give a Trap initiative

We’ve joined many other trapping groups around Aotearoa in the Give a Trap initiative which launched in April 2023. View our donation page here and join the growing group of generous supporters.

Give a Trap