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Biosecurity

Our ambition is that New Zealand is protected from invasive biological threats. Our native biodiversity and our ability to derive income both from primary industries and from our unique landscapes are constantly threatened by invasive weeds, pests, and diseases.

Our work enables New Zealand to:

  • better respond to biosecurity threats
  • reduce pest, weed and disease impacts
  • kia tiakina nga taonga tuku iho (better protect treasured species)

Manaaki Whenua collaborates with many partners as part of our drive to help New Zealand reach its Biosecurity 2025 and Predator Free 2050 goals. Our research focuses on border security for early detection and prevention, and improving control methods for established invasive species.

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Horehound

Weed management

Controlling weeds in New Zealand is a challenging and expensive task. Weed biocontrol offers a cost-effective, environmentally friendly, and permanent solution to weed control.

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Nga Manu Rats

Animal pest management

Our work to identify and classify species underpins all other work on New Zealand’s biodiversity, as well as being vital for our biosecurity.

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Bealey Spur

Ecosystem resilience

Our work to identify and classify species underpins all other work on New Zealand’s biodiversity, as well as being vital for our biosecurity.

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Argentine Ant

Invasive invertebrates

Our work to identify and classify species underpins all other work on New Zealand’s biodiversity, as well as being vital for our biosecurity.

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