A New Zealand project aims to provide 'a quantum leap' in the ability to eradicate predators in a populated area.
Waiheke could become the world’s first predator-free urban island.
Te Korowai o Waiheke: Towards Predator-Free Waiheke launches today, a 10.9-million-dollar project to rid the island of stoats and rats.
Predator-Free Waiheke Trust chairman Grant Leach says the rest of the world is waiting with bated breath to see if it works.
"It should provide a quantum leap and the ability to irradiate predators in a populated area,
Once we have done it, then ideally they'll be able to replicate, roll it out and change it to reflect their particular land base."