Biosecurity & biodiversity
We're responsible for pest management within the Southland region. We work with people to ensure pest plants and animals do not impact too severely on the values that give Southland a world class environment.
Our work helps to protect New Zealand's economy and environment as well as people's social and cultural wellbeing and health from pests and diseases. It includes trying to prevent new pests and diseases from arriving, and controlling or eradicating those already present.
Learn how using natural enemies of pest species like gorse helps fight their spread in Southland.
We focus on maintaining indigenous biodiversity.
High Value Areas
Got native habitat on your property? This is a great way to understand more about its values.
The waters around Southland are as unique as the land above, and are equally at risk from pests.
Introduced species can have an adverse effect on regional economy, environment and biodiversity.
Find out about the common pest plants we deal with.
Possum Control Areas
PCAs support coordinated control of possums between landowners. Find out how you can benefit.