Detector Gadget rodent dog checking bags for rodents. Photo - Sandy King

Biosecurity

Rakiura has a unique ecosystem. Our native species once thrived without any native predators. However, many introduced predators and pests arrived with humans, and threaten the survival of our native species. Success at keeping predators out is one of the most important parts of an eradication to ensure you don’t lose any gains made. Find out more about biosecurity and what you can do to help:   

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Checklist for Visiting

Check your boat, bags, clothes and shoes for rats, seeds, or any type of biosecurity threat before y...

Looking North from the summit of Table Hill. Whenua Hou Ruggedy Range Hananui Rakeahua South West Arm of Paterson Inlet visible left to right. Photo Jake Osborne CC BY NC SA 2.0
Biodiversity Guidance for Private Land

Detector Gadget rodent dog checking bags for rodents. Photo - Sandy King
Conservation Dogs Programme

This programme uses highly trained dogs and their handlers to detect New Zealand’s protected species...

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Online Biosecurity Groups

Join an online biosecurity group.