Pest control

Controlling animal and plant pests is the cornerstone of most ecological restoration projects. In New Zealand thousands of dedicated volunteers work diligently to reduce numbers of animal pests and remove invasive weeds. This can be challenging, yet very rewarding work, and it is crucial for restoring our native ecosystems. Use this page to access essential information on animal and plant pest control.

Exotic plants now outnumber native plants in the wild in New Zealand. Many of these are invasive weeds, threatening our indigenous ecosystems.

Kauri dieback is a disease caused by a fungus-like pathogen that is killing off Kauri trees in New Zealand. There is no control or treatment tool.