• Detect and eradicate:
    zero impacts from
    biosecurity incursions

    Monitoring apple orchards. Image © Plant & Food Research

    Monitoring apple orchards. Image © Plant & Food Research

  • 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.

  • Engagement:
    What can we do
    together?

    Visiting Zealandia.

    Photo: Zealandia

  • Restore healthy freshwater:
    wai taonga and
    mahinga kai

    Kereru at Zealandia. Credit - Brendan Doran

    Kereru at Zealandia. Credit - Brendan Doran

  • Track our progress:
    a bioheritage scorecard
    for Aotearoa

    Kiwi

    Kiwi

Future Strategy submitted

On 9 July, we ticked off a major milestone: we submitted our Future Strategy to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. We landed the Strategy after an extensive period of consultation that began in the second half of 2017.

A fundamental theme during consultations was that the BioHeritage Challenge should focus on delivering impact for New Zealand through larger, more integrated portfolios of effort involving not just researchers, but also end users, Mātauranga Māori, and citizens – even more than we do now. 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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