Native species thrive where we live, work and play


Informing our future

The ground-breaking work being undertaken by Cape to City is driven by scientific research. Through our partnerships with Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua and the Biological Heritage Science Challenge, we've been able to:

  • Observe, assess and trial new methods of pest monitoring and control.
  • Establish baseline populations and monitor recovery of native species.
  • Understand the impacts of feral cat control on toxoplasmosis levels in sheep.
  • Become better-informed about the impacts of the Cape to City project on landowners and the community at large, including what motivates them to become involved in pest control and conservation.

We're on a mission to transform pest management in Hawke's Bay so we can achieve our vision of returning native species to the landscape. A significant portion of Cape to City's research ties directly into this, by giving us further insight into the benefits, risks and opportunities of wide-scale predator control. We're also using this information to better inform management and control policies on the ground.


Our project and research reports (including peer-reviewed papers and journals) are publicly available on this website. The database is updated when new reports are released, so be sure to check back!

To view Cape to City's research reports, click here.

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