The WWF Conservation Innovation Award has allowed me to buy the hardware I needed to develop Trap Minder. Without it, I would still be pitching it, not developing it.
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Simple and sophisticated, this design for a new-style lizard trap is set to take lizard capture and monitoring to the next level. Lizards play a vital role within the ecosystem. Yet, despite there being more than 100 species endemic to New Zealand, we don’t know enough about them. This is largely due to the widespread use of old-fashioned ‘bucket’ traps, which can let in predators, as well as allow the lizards out. A new, secure trap which excludes unwanted visitors will significantly increase the volume of data collected, and mean communities can more easily track these cryptic critters.
Winning WWF’s Conservation Innovation Award and $25,000 funding will enable EcoGecko to take their design to a prototype that can be tested in the field.
A healthy environment means healthy people. This is the founding principle of an innovative community project which seeks to integrate conservation efforts alongside economic, social and cultural development and education. Iwi-led, the Uawanui Project has received overwhelming support from the wider community – including local groups and businesses, the farming and forestry industries and the education sector. The $25,000 WWF award grant will help the project communicate and share their experiences with other communities around Aotearoa.
Vespex, a new protein-based bait that wasps carry back to their own nests – and which is unattractive to bees – will significantly reduce the $60 million worth of damage to the environment that invasive wasps cause every year. Successfully trialled in conjunction with the Department of Conservation, this bait is the only available tool for wide-area control of wasps in New Zealand and a real game-changer in the battle against both common and German wasps. Developed over many years, Vespex has ‘environmental safety and good stewardship’ at its heart. The WWF grant of $25,000 means Richard and his team can move from making small amounts of bait for research to commercial production, and trial systems for use by community conservation groups.
Simple and sophisticated, a clever trap design (and 2015 WWF Conservation Innovation Award winner) - is taking lizard capture and monitoring to the ...13 Oct 2016 Read more »
Open until 14 October, WWF’s 2016 Conservation Innovation Awards celebrate innovation and collaboration, with the aim to find and support the best ...07 Oct 2016 Read more »
A 2015 WWF Conservation Innovation Awards winner, innovative iwi-led Uawanui Project is integrating conservation efforts alongside economic, social ...04 Oct 2016 Read more »
Open from 26 September to 14 October, WWF-New Zealand’s Conservation Innovation Awards are designed to seek out and reward innovation that could be a ...25 Sep 2016 Read more »