Animal pest control
The abundant forest food supply and warm climate means animal pests can reach high numbers at Parininihi if not controlled. Rats, stoats, ferrets, wild cats, possums and goats all pose a threat to Parininihi.
There has been a long history of animal pest control at Parininihi, with the Forest Service commencing goat control in 1977, and possum control starting in 1992 by the Department of Conservation.
Following the return of Parininihi ,Ngāti Tama has sought to expand animal pest control to achieve full ecosystem protection. This work has been undertaken in collaboration with Taranaki Regional Council and Department of Conservation, and follows current best practice. The involvement of these agencies will ensure that biodiversity work will be carried out to a high standard.