Whether it is recent arrivals like the invasive Didymo algae or more established threats like salvinia – controlling identified pests is the job of the Ministry for Primary Industries Pest Management Group.
The group is split into two teams.
The Pest and Pathways team has responsibility for:
- programmes targeting top-priority pests nationwide – known as National Interest Pest Response programmes.
- preventing pests already established in New Zealand from spreading through the country or from region to region through measures such as the National Pest Plant Accord . See Pest and disease programmes.
The National Co-ordination team has responsibility for:
- developing national pest management strategies and priorities.
- co-ordinating the partnerships needed to successfully contain or eradicate pest species.
- monitoring the effectiveness of pest management measures across the public and private sectors.
For further information about the Pest Management Group contact us at email@example.com.
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Page last updated: 14 October 2016