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Unstable countries a biosecurity threat – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on June 15th, 2016.

New Zealand could dramatically reduce outbreaks of invasive species if it selectively chose its international trade partners, suggests new research. Reviewing almost 50,000 exotic species border interceptions from the last 10 years, Victoria University researchers have identified the types of countries most likely to be a source of imported exotic invaders. Read more about the […]

Biosecurity forum looks hard at NZ border

John Kerr posted in on July 12th, 2013.

Biosecurity in New Zealand- have we gone soft at the border? was the title of a conference which has raised more than few critical questions about New Zealand’s border security. Held this week by the New Zealand Institute of Agricultural & Horticultural Science (NZIAHS), the forum brought together researchers and policy makers to discuss New […]

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