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Biosecurity Trail at Auckland Botanic Gardens 514 x 273

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Biosecurity Trail empowers visitors to protect New Zealand flora

A new walking trail at the Auckland Botanic Gardens gives locals and overseas visitors a chance to learn about New Zealand’s flora as well as the role they play in protecting it.

Culex quinquefasciatus by Stephen Dogget

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Citizen scientists needed to catch and dispatch mosquitoes

You can help scientists understand more about mosquitoes in New Zealand.

Friends of Waiwhetu Stream Volunteers at work 1000 x 690

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A unique result for Friends of Waiwhetū Stream

Against the odds neighbourhood volunteers rehabilitate their local stream.

Kerikeri Kindergarten group photo 1200 x 720

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Giving tamariki the space to “fall in love” with nature

Kerikeri Kindergarten's award winning ngahere programme, based on a native bush block, is teaching children the importance of kaitiakitanga.

St Paul students learning about honey 1200 x 720

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St Paul's Collegiate School - 2020 New Zealand Biosecurity Award (Kura) winners

St Paul’s Collegiate School in Hamilton has committed to taking the lead to meet primary industry needs by growing the talent, skills and abilities of all New Zealand students to better.

Rotokare Santuary and surroundings 1200 x 720

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Inspiring a region - the Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust

A community led award-winning success story.

Predator Free Wellington volunteer holding a trap 1200 x 720

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Creating a “predator free” peninsular

Predator Free Wellington’s audacious Miramar eradication project.

2020 Bioscurity Awards finalists announced 1200 x 720

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Biosecurity Awards celebrate the champions protecting Aotearoa

The 2020 Biosecurity Award finalists represent outstanding contributions to protect New Zealand's unique environment.

Marine Meter Squared in action 720 x 400

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Seashore Monitoring for Marine Pests – A Citizen Science Approach

Marine Metre Squared (Mm2) is a nationwide citizen science project that encourages the public to gather information about biodiversity, distribution and abundance of intertidal species and in doing so, ask further questions about the state of the coastal