Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Our Science

Predator-free New Zealand

What is PFNZ? And what would it mean for our native biodiversity and national identity?

Our science includes research into the processes that maintain our ecosystems, enable our natural flora, fauna and fungi to flourish, and protect our soil and catchments for a range of production and other purposes..

We investigate the impacts of disruption of ecosystems; biosecurity risks from foreign weeds, pests and micro-organisms; and contamination to land, water and air caused by the production of natural, manufactured or waste compounds. We develop tools to help mitigate inefficient resource use and excess waste. We design systems that improve resource use productivity, lifestyle and business viability.