Kidney fern, FiordlandImage: Sue Lake | DOC
Although mainly for planners, surveyors and scientists working on biodiversity issues in New Zealand, these references are also useful for students researching about New Zealand plants, animals and environments.
There are many sites to help you identify and describe our plants and animals.
Find where collections of New Zealand plant and animal specimens are held by research organisations and museums.
Explore how our natural environments are classified.
These laws and regulations govern the management of biodiversity in New Zealand.
The New Zealand government is signatory to a number of international agreements that impact on our work.
Biosecurity helps to prevent damage caused by unwanted organisms. These include animal pests, weeds, didymo, and diseases like kauri dieback.