Conserving and restoring our taonga rākau 

Updates from the Conservation and Restoration team on the mahi they’re doing to safeguard trees that are impacted by myrtle rust and kauri dieback.

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Invasive wasps are sharing resources

New research has shown that invasive wasp species are sharing resources, allowing them to coexist.

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Taking climate change into account for conservation in Aotearoa

Without taking into consideration the impact that a changing climate could have on both native and non-native species, the benefits of pest control efforts could be lost. 

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Alby Marsh – bringing people together to fight myrtle rust

Alby Marsh is working with researchers and communities to build relationships and solutions that will help in the fight against myrtle rust.

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Profile: Natasha Tassell-Matamua

As a co-lead for the Ngā Rākau Taketake investment Mobilising for Action, Associate Professor Natasha Tassell-Matamua contributes a wealth of knowledge on the connection between te taiao and well-being.

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Kauri Rescue Updates

After having their funding from Auckland Council suspended early last year due to Covid-19, things are beginning to look up for Kauri Rescue again after becoming an independent charitable trust. We had a chat with Dr Mels Barton to find out what they’ve been up to lately.

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Get to know our new co-director: Daniel Patrick

In January this year we welcomed our new co-director Daniel Patrick to the team, with a pōwhiri at the Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research, Tamaki site. Now that he’s had a month to settle into his new Tamaki based role, we sat down to learn more about him.

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Introducing a new co-lead for SO7

We welcome Dr Carwyn Jones to the team as a co-lead for SO7: Adaptive Governance and Policy. 

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Better Border Biosecurity (B3) Updates

Appointment of a Māori Research Leader, the 2021 conference and B3’s strategic plan for 2020-2025 – read about them here.

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Empowering Indigenous voices

A new paper has been published looking into how we can preserve local Māori terms for species which are in decline. 

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