Predator Free Dunedin and the Halo Project are trialing an innovative new trap to create a permanent control network for possums.
The AT220 automatic possum and rat trap was developed by NZ Auto Traps in 2016. With a 6-month battery life, automatic dispensing lure and the ability to shut down during daylight hours, it is an exciting option for widespread use across Dunedin.
After a funding investment from Predator Free 2050 Limited, the traps are being used across Aotearoa. Developing new and innovative tools for predator control is critical to achieving our vision and is an exciting opportunity for Predator Free Dunedin to test how new devices are developed, adapted and implemented for on-the-ground efforts.