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New Zealand

Provides selected New Zealand resources from agencies and organizations with an interest in the prevention, control, or eradication of invasive species.

Spotlights

  • Turning Back A Silent Invasion

    • Nov 11, 2021
    • Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment (New Zealand).

    • New Zealand Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Simon Upton, is calling for the Government to lift its game in protecting native ecosystems from the thousands of exotic plants spreading throughout Aotearoa New Zealand. “Rampaging weeds pose a deadly threat to our native ecosystems by smothering, outcompeting and preventing regeneration of native plants,” the Commissioner says in a report released today. The report, Space invaders: A review of how New Zealand manages weeds that threaten native ecosystems, explains that protecting our native ecosystems from being overrun by weeds not only helps our native taonga plants, but also saves crucial habitat our taonga fauna need to survive.

  • Managing Invasive Species for Climate Change Adaptation in the Pacific (MISCCAP): A New Collaboration for the Pacific

    • Dec 15, 2020
    • Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research (New Zealand).

    • A new project, "Managing Invasive Species for Climate Change Adaptation in the Pacific", is underway to allow Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) to take stronger action against invasive species and thereby build resilience to climate change. Invasive species make ecosystems and communities more vulnerable to natural disasters and the impacts of climate change. They increase erosion, reduce food and fish production, and pose critical threats to ecosystem services and human health. Invasive species will become more widespread as disturbances, carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere, and temperatures all increase under climate change.

  • Brown Marmorated Stink Bug: Threat to NZ and Identification

    • New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries. Biosecurity New Zealand.

    • We need your help to keep watch for the brown marmorated stink bug. The brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) is an agricultural, horticultural, and social pest. It's native to Asia and has spread throughout North America and Europe. It isn’t established in New Zealand, but this sneaky pest hitchhikes on passengers and imported goods. We’ve caught them at our border many times. We need everyone’s help to keep an eye out for them.

      If you think you’ve found a brown marmorated stink bug – don't kill it.

      • Catch it.
      • Take a photo
      • Call us immediately on 0800 80 99 66.
  • Predator Free 2050

    • New Zealand Department of Conservation.

    • Predator Free 2050 is working towards an Aotearoa where our native species are safe from extinction and thrive alongside us – and everyone has a role to play in the movement.

Selected Resources

The section below contains highly relevant resources for this location, organized by source.

Partnership
  • Marine Biosecurity Porthole

    • New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries. Biosecurity New Zealand; National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research.

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