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Who we are

Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research is the Crown Research Institute for our land environment and biodiversity. Our role and responsibility to New Zealand is clear. This land, and everything that shares it with us, is our future. Hence our purpose is ‘Science for our land and our future’.

We want to ensure all New Zealanders have the knowledge, understanding and tools to live in harmony with our land by enjoying its many gifts, preserving its unique diversity, and enriching it with our creativity, care and culture.