Useful Links

These are links to the websites of other organisations with interests in biosecurity and/or biodiversity in New Zealand and overseas.

New Zealand Organisations

Auckland Council Biosecurity

Pest plant and animal and other Biosecurity information on the Auckland Regional Council website.

MPI Biosecurity New Zealand

MPI Biosecurity New Zealand is the lead agency in New Zealand's biosecurity system.

Bush Telly

Bush Telly (Bush Telly Trust) is NZERN's NZ Natural History Media Unit.
NZERN (New Zealand Ecological Restoration Network) is a non-profit, community-driven organisation dedicated to sharing knowledge and experiences about native habitat protection, management and ecological restoration in our special land - Aotearoa-New Zealand.

The Cawthron Institute

Cawthron Institute is a private, independent, not-for-profit research centre specialising in the aquaculture of shellfish and seaweeds, biosecurity issues, marine and freshwater science, and analytical chemistry and microbiology

Department of Conservation - Biosecurity

Biosecurity information on New Zealands Department of Conservation's website

Environment BOP - The Green Page

Weed identification and control information on the Environment Bay of Plenty Website

ERMA - Environmental Risk Management Authority

The Environmental Risk Management Authority (ERMA New Zealand) makes decisions on applications to introduce hazardous substances (HS) or new organisms (NO) including genetically modified organisms (GMOs)

Index of Regional Council Websites

Links to Regional Council websites around New Zealand

Landcare Research Biosecurity and Biodiversity

Biosecurity and Biodiversity Research by Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research

National Centre for Advanced Bio-Protection Technologies

Bio-Protection is a National Centre incorporating staff from Lincoln University, Massey University, AgResearch, Crop & Food Research and seven other collaborator institutes that conducts world class research and development to meet the biosecurity and pest management needs of New Zealand's plant based primary industries and natural ecosystems.

National Centre for Aquatic Biodiversity and Biosecurity

NIWA established the National Centre for Aquatic Biodiversity and Biosecurity (NCABB) to facilitate access to information on freshwater and marine biodiversity and biosecurity

NIWA Aquatic Plant Management Information

NIWA's National centres provides research, services and solutions spanning the spectrum of freshwater plant problems within New Zealand.

National Pest Control Agencies


The National Pest Control Agencies (NPCA, formerly National Possum Control Agencies) assists those in the vertebrate pest control industry to share and develop their knowledge and best practice. NPCA provides a co-ordinating forum to assist the industry's effectiveness in:

  • protecting the farming industry from the effects of bovine Tb, and
  • achieving conservation benefits and positive environmental outcomes.

New Zealand Ecological Society

The New Zealand Ecological Society was formed in 1951 to promote the study of ecology and the application of ecological knowledge in all its aspects. Through its activities, the society attempts to encourage ecological research, increase awareness and understanding of ecological principles, promote sound ecological planning and management of the natural and human environment and promote high standards both within the profession of ecology by those practicing it, and by those bodies employing ecologists.

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) 

The Surveillance quarterly (formerly the Surveillance Magazine) is an online, downloadable publication produced by the Surveillance Group, Investigation, Readiness and Response Branch. This publication originally gave information on topics of relevance to New Zealand's animal disease surveillance and animal health status, but since March 2011, it has been expanded to include other surveillance activities from the marine, freshwater, plants, forestry and environmental sectors.
To subscribe to the publication online: Go here and click Subscribe in the shaded box at the top of the page.

Plant Protection Society

Website for the New Zealand Plant Protection Society

Pest Managment Association of New Zealand

PMANZ is an association run by pest managers for pest managers. The association was formed in 1976 to provide a unified voice when important issues arose that required our industry's input. Our mission as an association of pest management firms is to communicate the role of our industry as protectors of food, health, property and the environment and affect the success of our members through education and advocacy.

Sanctuaries of New Zealand

The Sanctuaries of New Zealand is an informal network of biodiversity sanctuaries that share common goals and approaches in their efforts to restore New Zealand’s special biodiversity. They are a group of projects that aim to:

  • Eradicate the full suite of pests (or achieve near-zero pest densities) from their chosen areas
  • Reintroduce missing species including many rare and endangered species
  • Involve local communities in restoration


Scion (formerly Ensis and Forest Research Institute) is a supplier of biosecurity research and development services to the forestry and forest products sector


Weedbusters is about working together to reduce the threat of weeds to New Zealand's natural environment

Website Sponsor

Kiwicare Corporation Ltd.

Website of Kiwicare. Sponsors of the NZBI website and manufacturer of commercial and DIY pest control products including long life possum bait, rodenticides, insecticides, herbicides and much more.




International Organisations


Australian Biosecurity CRC for Emerging Infectious Disese

We are a national organisation developing new capabilities to detect, assess and respond to emerging infectious disease threats of animals and humans that impact on national and regional biosecurity. We aim to equip disease managers and members of the community across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region with the knowledge and skills for responding to emerging infectious diseases. 

Australian Invasive Animals CRC

The Invasive Animals CRC creates new technologies and integrated strategies to reduce the impact of invasive animals on Australia’s economy, environment, and people. We concentrate on developing smarter tools to prevent and detect new invasions, advanced and tactical tools to strengthen integrated management strategies of carp and other pest fish, and new tools and integrated management strategies for major pests including foxes, wild dogs, feral pigs, rats and mice, cane toads, feral cats and rabbits.

Cooperative Research Centre for National Plant Biosecurity Australia

We aim to provide leadership in the development, execution and delivery of plant biosecurity research to:

  • safeguard Australia's plant industries
  • ensure food security for Australian consumers, and
  • improve market access for agricultural exporters.

IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature - ISSG, Invasive Species Specialist Group

ISSG aims to reduce threats to natural ecosystems and the native species they contain by increasing awareness of invasive alien species, and of ways to prevent, control or eradicate them.

Pacific Invasives Inititative and Co-operative Islands Initiative

The Cooperative Initiative on Invasive Alien Species on Islands ("The Cooperative Islands Initiative" or CII) is a global initiative that was launched in 2002 following calls from island countries and countries with islands for more efforts to manage invasive species. CII aims to facilitate cooperation and enhance capacity to prevent and manage invasive species on islands.

In 2004 the first regional programme of CII, the Pacific Invasive Initiative (PII), was established in response to calls from the region for assistance with capacity development for invasive species management.