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Injecting phosphite into kauri. Image: Mels Barton
Kauri rescue - citizens combating kauri dieback

23 July 2018 - News items

More than 200 landowners have signed up to a community-led social science programme backed by BioHeritage that’s aiming…

Plant protection officers in Chile. Image - KVH
Plant industries shape biosecurity science priorities

5 July 2018 - News items

Collaboration and sharing information within and across sectors is the desired operating model for plant sector industries, according…

James Russell traps mice on Antipodes Island.
Protecting biodiversity earns award

5 July 2018 - News items

Congratulations to BioHeritage Project Leader James Russell who has received a Society for Conservation Biology​ Oceania section distinguished…

Levi Collier-Robinson sampling kōwaro with students from Te Kura o Tuahiwi. Image - Ashley Overbeek
DNA could help save threatened species

5 July 2018 - News items

Researchers are collecting DNA information from one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s most threatened freshwater fish – the Canterbury…

An example of large scale restoration. Image David Norton, University of Canterbury
Eight ways to improve native vegetation on private land

5 July 2018 - News items

Researchers have come up with eight recommendations on how New Zealanders can help increase the benefits they reap…

Te Oro by Sarah Orme
New Zealand Journal of Ecology Special Issue

28 June 2018 - News items

The BioHeritage Challenge is proud to support an upcoming special issue of the New Zealand Journal of Ecology…

Invasive Vespula wasp on an apple.
Wasp genomes revealed

21 June 2018 - News items

We’re exploring solutions to Aotearoa’s wasp problem through a research programme led by Professor Phil Lester that focuses…

Possum scavenges an egg at a bird nest. Image - Ngā Manu Images
Science Journalism Fund

14 June 2018 - News items

A $5,000 BioHeritage grant for science journalists keen to report on Māori and pest control is part of…

AUT Bachelor of Science student Ella Walmsley, left, and ecologist Davena Watkin bury tea bags on a remote Canterbury Farm.
Reading the tea leaves for climate change

8 June 2018 - News items

Reading the tea leaves has a taken a new twist, with tea bags being used to measure how…

Jordan Aria Housiaux, recipient of a SING scholarship.

30 May 2018 - News items

Marine-freshwater researcher and educator Jordan Aria Housiaux has received a Summer Internship for Indigenous peoples in Genomics (SING)…

Wellington Harbour. Image - Cissy Pan
Biosecurity 2025

30 May 2018 - News items

We’re working closely with the Ministry for Primary Industries to deliver a statement of science priorities emerging from…

Zoospores navigating towards root extract.
Research highlight: Tackling kauri dieback

30 May 2018 - News items

Selected native plant extracts may be able to attract and kill the spores of Phytophthora agathidicida – the…

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