July is Biosecurity Month

22 July 2015

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Biosecurity is about protecting our environment from biological threats to biodiversity, our health or the economy. In New Zealand it involves preventing unwanted organisms from entering the country and controlling any that do arrive or are already here.

Pest Detective focuses on identifying the presence of vertebrate pest animals in New Zealand so that they can be monitored and controlled. We still have more of these pests to cover, such as wallabies, tahr, magpies and rooks. If you are interested in sponsoring a new culprit page please contact us.

Of course, biosecurity also involves pest plants and other animals such as insects and fish. See our 'Next Steps' page or the New Zealand Biosecurity Institute website to find out more.