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.
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.