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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Page last updated: 10 April 2013