Animal pests are a major threat to New Zealand's native species. Controlling these pests is essential for the survival of our special native plants and animals. Natural born killers such as stoats, rats, cats and possums exact a terrible toll on New Zealand’s wildlife and forests. Dozens of native bird species are fighting a desperate battle for survival against these introduced predators.
Mt Hutt Helicopters provide contracted pest control services to land managers and environmental protection agencies. We manage certified aerial pest control projects.
In 2017 Mt Hutt Helicopters worked with the Department of Conservation on their Battle For Our Birds initiative which has become their most successful national predator control programme to date.