Emerging threats

Pests and diseases pose a major threat to our native species. Find out about emerging threats and how we're dealing with them.


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.

Find out more

Learn more about emerging threats in New Zealand.

Who to contact

If you'd like to learn more about emerging threats, email info@mpi.govt.nz

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