Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Invasive Species International

Long grass plains, Serengeti National Park. Image - Andrea Byrom

Invasive species are a major factor in the decline of indigenous biodiversity around the world. They also have serious social and economic impacts.

Significant issues require significant responses. In the last 50 years New Zealand, which has been severely affected by invasive species, has gained an international reputation for effectively managing invasive animals and plants.

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Landcare Research, New Zealand’s leading terrestrial research agency, has been influential in many of the country’s invasive species management programmes, undertaking strategic research, participating in field trials and providing advice and support as pest management regimes are developed and refined.

International demand

Increasingly this expertise is in demand internationally – from national policies to reduce exotic rodents on Australian islands, to a beaver eradication feasibility study in southern Patagonia, through to a review of a pig eradication project on Santa Cruz Island, California.

In response to that demand Landcare Research has established Invasive Species International (ISI), a team of experienced professionals to provide or coordinate technical advice or research services that will help organisations achieve their invasive species management goals.

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