• 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

  • Engagement:
    What can we do
    together?

    Visiting Zealandia.

    Photo: Zealandia

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

    Pest control monitoring

    Pest control monitoring. Photo: Zealandia

  • Track our progress:
    a bioheritage scorecard
    for Aotearoa

    Kiwi

    Kiwi

  • Protect and restore:
    secure threatened species
    and resilient ecosystems

    Honeybee on clover.

    Honeybee on clover.

Future Strategy – get involved

The BioHeritage Challenge is carrying out an intensive consultation process as part of the development of a Future Strategy.

The Future Strategy is a large part of the assessment process in the mid-way review of all science Challenges. While it won’t contain any detail on science projects, it will clearly outline the Challenge’s priority areas for future research investment. Find out 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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