Protecting our unique biodiversity
New Zealand is home to many species found nowhere else on Earth. Introduced pests and diseases pose a serious threat. It's important we build the necessary programmes and partnerships to deal with these threats, before they damage our unique biodiversity.
Why we want to keep pests and diseases out
Biological threats – wasps and wallabies
We're constantly working to assess and control pests and diseases in New Zealand. A large part of this work involves preventing pests in specific regions from becoming national issues.
Two emerging threats we've identified are wasps and wallabies.