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Learn more about gene-editing. Some of the resources available on the The Royal Society of NZ website..
The potential of gene-editing for conserving NZ’s biological heritage

17 November 2016 - News items

The Royal Society of NZ has issued an information paper on gene-editing techniques. The New Zealand’s Biological Heritage National…

MSc/Hons research project in eDNA detection of freshwater fish

7 November 2016 - News items

A great student opportunity for the right candidate investigating novel methods to monitor the presence and distribution of…

Wasp side view. Image - Victoria Universities
Wasps in the media

7 November 2016 - News items

Dr. Phil Lester, an eminent biologist at Victoria University, spoke to the Nelson Science Society about the research…

Cars. Image - Cissy Pan
Biosecurity Network Interventions

2 November 2016 - News items

The Challenge is funding Phil Hulme at Lincoln University to investigate biosecurity networks, especially the role of human…

Stoat with a dead kaka.
High-Tech Solutions to Invasive Mammal Pests

2 November 2016 - News items

A Challenge research grant will help rat eradication expert, James Russell (University of Auckland), and team attack the…

Professor Stephen Goldson.
International Science Advisory Panel

1 October 2016 - News items

The Challenge welcomes and thanks members of the International Science Advisory Panel, chaired by Stephen Goldson. See you…

Taranaki Mounga logo
Taranaki Mounga

30 September 2016 - News items

Another big step towards a predator-free NZ by 2050 - the launch of Taranaki Mounga in New Plymouth…

Professor Bruce Clarkson
Challenge Ambassador receives Fleming Award

14 September 2016 - News items

Professor Bruce Clarkson, Challenge initiator and Ambassador, has "worked tirelessly to advance and communicate understanding of native plant…

Our Changing World website
A conservation summit on Predator Free NZ 2050

8 August 2016 - News items

Andrea Byrom, James Russell and Peter McClelland talk about saving our native biodiversity by declaring war on predators…

Rat at bird nest. Image © Nga Manu
Predator Free NZ - ambitious and under-funded

29 July 2016 - News items

Alison Ballance, Our Changing World, Thursday 28 July 2016. The Government’s has announced ambitous plans to make New…

Wasp face.
War on wasps

26 July 2016 - News items

They don't just spoil our picnics, they kill native chicks. The warm weather is not helping to control…

Farmland, part of the area included in the Cape to City project. Image - Richard Brimmer
New Money a Game-Changer for New Zealand’s Biodiversity

25 July 2016 - News items

“The significant new investment in pest eradication, announced at Zealandia in Wellington today by Prime Minister John Key,…


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