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Invasive Species Resources

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Otago Regional Council (New Zealand).
Bay of Plenty Regional Council (New Zealand).
Auckland Council (New Zealand).
National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (New Zealand).
New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is on high alert to stop the invasive brown marmorated stink bug from making a home in New Zealand. The bug is likely to start showing up in imported cargo from the northern hemisphere. Brown marmorated stink bug is a serious horticultural pest in the United States and is also starting to spread through Canada and parts of Europe. The Ministry for Primary Industries and industry groups have been working together to prepare for the increased risk.
New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries. Biosecurity New Zealand.
Biosecurity officials are promising to take tough action against cargo vessels believed to be infested with brown marmorated stink bug during the upcoming risk season. The risk season runs from September to April, when stink bugs from the northern hemisphere are most likely to crawl into cargo heading to New Zealand. Last season, biosecurity officers intercepted more than 2,500 individual stink bugs at the border, mainly on vessels and cargo.
New Zealand Plant Conservation Network.

New Zealand Government.

Prime Minister John Key has today announced the Government has adopted the goal of New Zealand becoming Predator Free by 2050. "While once the greatest threat to our native wildlife was poaching and deforestation it is now introduced predators," Mr Key says. These introduced pests also threaten our economy and primary sector, with their total economic cost estimated at around $3.3 billion a year. "That’s why we have adopted this goal. Our ambition is that by 2050 every single part of New Zealand will be completely free of rats, stoats and possums."

University of New Zealand. Massey University.
Encyclopedia of New Zealand.
Environment Canterbury Regional Council (New Zealand).
Greater Wellington Regional Council (New Zealand).
Auckland Regional Council (New Zealand).

New Zealand Department of Conservation.

Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research (New Zealand).
Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research (New Zealand).

New Zealand Department of Conservation.

New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries.
See also: Alerts for some of the major threats, pests and diseases facing New Zealand's primary sector.
Waikato Regional Council (New Zealand). Environment Waikato.

Northland Regional Council (New Zealand).