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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.


  • Invasive Pests Have Cost New Zealand Billions

    • Aug 15, 2022
    • University of Aberdeen (United Kingdom).

    • Invasive species are well known for their huge ecological costs, but they also bring a massive economic burden with sociological, environmental and health impacts. New research led by the University of Aberdeen and the University of Auckland in collaboration with CNRS, France has established that invasive species have cost the New Zealand economy almost $100 billion in the last 50 years. While damage costs remain high, this total includes spending far more than most other countries on pre and post-invasion management techniques relative to its GDP.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Marine Biosecurity Porthole

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

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