• Engagement:
    What can we do
    together?

    Visiting Zealandia.

    Photo: Zealandia

  • Track our progress:
    a bioheritage scorecard
    for Aotearoa

    Kiwi

    Kiwi

  • Detect and eradicate:
    zero impacts from
    biosecurity incursions

    Monitoring apple orchards. Image © Plant & Food Research

    Monitoring apple orchards. Image © Plant & Food Research

  • Restore healthy freshwater:
    wai taonga and
    mahinga kai

    Kereru at Zealandia. Credit - Brendan Doran

    Kereru at Zealandia. Credit - Brendan Doran

  • Eliminate threats:
    weeds, pests, mammal
    predators, and pathogens

    Pest control monitoring

    Pest control monitoring. Photo: Zealandia

  • Protect and restore:
    secure threatened species
    and resilient ecosystems

    Honeybee on clover.

    Honeybee on clover.

Future Strategy update

In early August, BioHeritage representatives met with a review panel that will make a recommendation on the second round of five-year investment in Science Challenges from 2019.

The independent review panel was appointed by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) – the primary investor of all 11 National Science Challenges. Once finalised, the panel’s report and recommendation will go to MBIE’s Science Board, with a final decision announced in November. Read more.

The Programmes Learn more

We aim to give biodiversity and biosecurity decision makers up to date, sufficiently accurate, information of what we’ve got, where, including introduced species...

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New Zealand is highly vulnerable to invasive pests, weeds and diseases. Recently, the PSA bacterium decimated our kiwifruit production, costing growers and the country millions...

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The work of Programmes 1 and 2 feeds into this programme, which focuses on whole ecosystems – preventing irreversible loss and identifying the critical tipping points that affect them...

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