Bird lovers are welcoming the plan to help protect our native birds.
It will be implemented over five years, with the aim of countering an expected rise in the number of predators such as rats and stoats.
Ornithological Society president David Lawrie says it's disappointing that the Government hasn't offered extra funding.
"DOC are losing their good staff and it's a pity it has to come out of that budget rather than additional money."
Meanwhile, the Government's defending the increased use of 1080 to protect our natives from a pest explosion.
There's predicted to be 30-million more rats, mice and stoats this autumn, thanks to a record drop of beech seed.