Learn about the negative impact stoats have on New Zealand’s native species and what’s being done to control this fierce predator.

The stoat is a member of the mustelid family, along with weasels and ferrets. It was introduced to New Zealand in the 1880s to control rabbits and hares.

Stoats are now considered “public enemy number one” for New Zealand birds.

You can find out more about stoats and how to control them here