ZEALANDIA's predator exclusion fence – knowledge now available to all
ZEALANDIA’s world-first predator exclusion fence is now twenty years old. Alongside the enormous amount of research and testing that went into the development of the fence itself, we now have two decades of accumulated knowledge on how to ensure the integrity and efficacy of the fence over time.
The patent on the fence has now reached its end, and this provides us with the opportunity to share our expertise and accumulated knowledge with others, confident that this approach works.
In the lead-up to the end of the patent period we carried out a fence audit and reviewed all our documentation. We are now publishing a design and maintenance overview under a Creative Commons licence for all to use.
As the world’s first fenced urban eco sanctuary, ZEALANDIA Te Māra a Tāne broke the mould. The hard work of a generation of conservationists enabled ZEALANDIA's success. Now, we want others to share in this knowledge.
Here is a copy of our new report: ZEALANDIA Te Māra a Tāne predator exclusion fence design and maintenance. We hope it provides insight and advice that will serve other sanctuary projects as well as it has served ours.