Our Vision

Our vision is to nurture healthy and resilient environments across Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific. Through world-class research and lasting collaborations, we advance knowledge that safeguards against biological threats and enables our people and our planet to flourish for generations to come.

Our Mission

Bioprotection Aotearoa is a National Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE), dedicated to developing future bioprotection leaders through pioneering, multi-disciplinary research to address biological threats to the environment. Collaborating across the research sector, our mission is to develop innovative solutions for communities to protect both natural and productive ecosystems from pathogens, pests, and weeds in a changing environment.

Launched in July 2021, we are hosted by Lincoln University.

Our Purpose

Bioprotection Aotearoa is dedicated to safeguarding the lands of Papatūānuku, the oceans of Tangaroa, and communities connected by the waters of Te Moananui-a-Kiwa, from biological threats, acknowledging the interconnections of ecosystems and their pivotal role in society, culture, environment, and economy.

Through an integrated approach that brings together scientific and social understanding with Indigenous knowledge, the well-being of ecosystems across all scales is enhanced.

By leveraging this knowledge, we develop innovative solutions to bolster ecosystem resilience and resistance, ensuring the adaptation and thriving of Papatūānuku and her whenua, Tangaroa and his oceans, and Te Moananui-a-Kiwa and the wider Pacific, for the benefit of future generations.

As a national Centre of Research Excellence, Bioprotection Aotearoa advances knowledge, develops leaders, and fosters collaboration to address the urgent challenges facing our environment.

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