What’s in ya trap

New Zealand has many introduced predators, such as possums, rats, ferrets, stoats and hedgehogs. For example, possums are a serious pest animal and a threat to our forests and native wildlife. They eat leaves, flowers, leaf buds, fruit, eggs, birds, insects and snails. Much of the land between the Kaipara and the Pacific has pockets of mature native bush remnants and wetlands. The Forest Bridge Trust would like to protect the native bush and wetlands on that land by fencing it and doing weed and pest control, and eventually connect these fenced bush fragments by planting native trees to create the forest bridge.

The Forest Bridge Trust runs workshops with land owners and introduce them to various types of traps and show how to use them safely. Together with the Trust, we developed an app that allows people to quickly capture what they have caught in their predator traps. What’s-in-ya-trap is a free and easy to use app for land owners with traps provided by the Forest Bridge Trust. It helps helps capture important information on trapped pests, so that the trust and DOC can get a quick overview about pest distributions.


What’s-in-ya-trap app

The app can be downloaded for free from Google Play Store or the App Store.

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Once you download it, you register with your land owner id (provided by the Forestr Bridge Trust) and your trap IDs
To report catches, you simply:

  • Select the pest animal you caught
  • Select the trap in which it was caught
  • That’s it!

You can then see your stats on catches, or keep logging catches.
The data will be automatically uploaded when you are in reach of wifi.


Version 1.0 (launched August 2019)

Currently the app only works for land owners registered with the Forest Bridge Trust, but an open version for reporting catches in other traps is planned.