SPS Biosecurity has developed biosecurity and quarantine systems to protect islands and high value areas from pests.
About the Chatham Islands
The Chatham Islands are located 700 kms to the east of New Zealand and are highly significant both ecologically and economically to New Zealand. The islands boast one of the highest levels of endemism in the world. In this programme ‘risk pathways’ are targeted, in other words the physical connections between the Chathams and New Zealand by which new pests could transfer to the islands.
SPS Biosecurity delivers awareness and training programmes and operational pest risk management. Science partners include Scion Research, Landcare Research and AgResearch.