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First Natural Enemy For An Invasive Weed To Be Released In Tuvalu

Friday, 26 April 2024, 11:24 am | Landcare Research

Mr Panapa says the importance of this project lies in its assistance to Tuvalu in identifying invasive weeds and promoting the use of natural enemies. More >>

ANZAC Gall Fly Release Promises Natural Solution To Weed Threat

Wednesday, 24 April 2024, 3:00 pm | Landcare Research

A Kiwi-Australian collaboration with a difference is underway this ANZAC Day week on Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands. More >>

LiDAR Reveals Real Risk To Wetlands

Thursday, 18 May 2023, 2:32 pm | Landcare Research

For the first time in New Zealand, research has shown how remote sensing, using LiDAR, could aid improved conservation management of wetlands through better drain detection. Drainage has historically been seen as an intrinsic component of land ... More >>

Historic Newspaper Articles Shine New Light On The Near Extinction Of Kākāpō

Thursday, 30 March 2023, 2:15 pm | Landcare Research

Kākāpō, the world’s only flightless parrot, once ranged throughout the forests of Aotearoa New Zealand. However, early European observers noted the bird population declining rapidly within their own lifetimes and speculated this was due to packs ... More >>

Concern For Pōhutukawa Grows Following Widespread Myrtle Rust Infection

Wednesday, 22 March 2023, 2:43 pm | Landcare Research

Myrtle rust infections have been found on pōhutukawa trees in Auckland at unprecedented levels this summer. This season is also the first the disease has been reported on Auckland’s iconic Rangitoto Island. Myrtle rust, caused by the fungal pathogen ... More >>

What’s Going On With The Birds In Your Garden?

Thursday, 9 March 2023, 11:56 am | Landcare Research

TheState of New Zealand Garden Birds|TeāhuaongāmanuotekāriiAotearoa 2022, a report released today by Manaaki Whenua-LandcareResearch, shows the latest results from New Zealand’s longest-running citizen science project – ... More >>

New Zealand Environmental Perceptions Survey 2022

Thursday, 15 December 2022, 5:17 pm | Landcare Research

Adequate to good – that’s what New Zealanders perceive the current state of New Zealand’s environment to be. This is one of the notable findings from the 2022 New Zealand Environmental Perceptions Survey that was released today. The findings ... More >>

New Zealand Garden Bird Survey Starts Soon. Can We Count On You?

Wednesday, 15 June 2022, 1:56 pm | Landcare Research

The New Zealand Garden Bird Survey is an annual citizen science project led by scientists at Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research, one of New Zealand’s Crown Research Institutes, for the past 16 years. This year the survey runs from 25 June to 3 July, 2022. Taking ... More >>

Natural Enemy For Invasive African Tulip Tree Arrives In The Kingdom Of Tonga

Thursday, 5 May 2022, 2:13 pm | Landcare Research

Despite ongoing COVID-19 travel restrictions to the Kingdom of Tonga, Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research (MWLR) was able this week to ship off a courier package containing African tulip tree ( Spathodea campanulata ) cuttings infested with gall mites ( ... More >>

Myrtle Rust Found On The Chatham Islands

Wednesday, 20 April 2022, 2:24 pm | Landcare Research

Myrtle rust has been found on the Chatham Islands. This disease, caused by the invasive fungus Austropuccinia psidii , impacts plants in the Myrtaceae family (myrtles) including iconic New Zealand species like pōhutukawa. However there are no endemic Myrtaceae ... More >>

Invasive Predators Find Their Niche

Tuesday, 19 April 2022, 1:21 pm | Landcare Research

‘Stay in your lane, there’s enough to go around’ seems to be the talk among New Zealand’s top three introduced predator species. Recent research published by Patrick Garvey, Al Glen and Roger Pech in the journal Ecological Applications ... More >>

Coupled Systems Key To Successful Climate Change Outcomes

Friday, 18 February 2022, 9:44 am | Landcare Research

TheState of New Zealand Garden Birds 2021|TeāhuaongāmanuotekāriiAotearoa , a report released today by Manaaki Whenua-LandcareResearch, shows the latest results from New Zealand’s longest-running citizen science project – the ... More >>

‘Te Reo O Te Repo – Kei Konei Tonu’ Cultural WetlandHandbook Launched

Monday, 11 October 2021, 1:40 pm | Landcare Research

A new cultural repo (wetland) handbook is being launched to help give a voice torepo throughout AotearoaNew Zealand. ‘Te Reo o Te Repo – Keikoneitonuau | The Voice of the Wetland – I am still here’is the second volume of the Te ... More >>

Swapping Time For Space To Track The Impact Of Microbes On Climate Change

Friday, 1 October 2021, 9:09 am | Landcare Research

Whether soils lose or gain carbon under warming temperatures remains one of the significant unknowns in climate change studies. In breakthrough research, Manaaki Whenua – Landcare researchers Manpreet Dhami and Gabriel Moinet have made an important ... More >>

First Map Of Individual Kauri Trees In Waitakere Ranges Released To Help Understand The Spread Of Kauri Dieback

Monday, 9 August 2021, 10:09 am | Landcare Research

Researchers at Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research, New Zealand’s Crown Research Institute for our land and environment, have produced the first map of individual kauri trees in New Zealand, focusing initially on the 27,000-hectare Waitakere Ranges ... More >>

State Of The Garden Birds 2020 / Te Āhua O Ngā Manu O Te Kāri I Aotearoa

Wednesday, 16 June 2021, 2:35 pm | Landcare Research

Numbers of some native and introduced garden bird species are increasing across New Zealand. This is good news for our urban environments, and may also indicate progress in habitat restoration and predator control in parts of New Zealand. The ... More >>

Coupled Systems Key To Successful Climate Change Outcomes

Friday, 11 June 2021, 9:29 am | Landcare Research

Treating climate, biodiversity and human society as coupled systems will be key to successfully mitigate the effects of climate change. A landmark international report on Biodiversity and Climate change co-sponsored by IPBES (the 137 nation biodiversity ... More >>

Trans-Tasman Collaboration Unlocks Genetic Secrets Behind Myrtle Rust

Thursday, 29 April 2021, 1:28 pm | Landcare Research

In a trans-Tasman collaboration, scientists have sequenced the genome of Austropuccinia psidii , the fungus responsible for the disease myrtle rust, and produced the world’s largest assembled fungal genome. Their work was recently published in the journal ... More >>

New Wetland Educational Resources Released To All Schools To Help Reconnect Tamariki With Their Local Repo

Monday, 1 February 2021, 10:58 am | Landcare Research

A new series of repo (wetland) educational resources focusing on education, awareness, and kaitiakitanga (guardianship) is being launched on World Wetlands Day (February 2) to all schools throughout Aotearoa New Zealand. A year-long collaborative ... More >>

Myrtle Rust Update: Mature Native Trees Now Dying

Tuesday, 8 December 2020, 3:32 pm | Landcare Research

The first known case of mature tree death due to myrtle rust infection has been observed in the East Cape of Aotearoa New Zealand, suggesting localized extinction for some native myrtles could become a reality. “I’ve been monitoring myrtle ... More >>





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