• A Kauri K9

    August newsletter

    Machine learning, caves, canines and more.

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  • Kauri tree - Tāne Mahuta

    Kauri dieback National Pest Management Plan update

    On 2 August, the National Pest Management Plan for the protection of kauri (NPMP) came into force. The NPMP establishes clear objectives and a consistent approach for managing the risk of Phytophthora agathidicida across Aotearoa.

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  • Waitomo Cave Anna Stewart

    Lightless, not lifeless: Cave biodiversity and protection in Aotearoa

    Accoladed scientist and author Jared Diamond has said that the closest human beings have come to visiting an alien planet was when Moananui explorers first landed their waka on the shores of Aotearoa. If our ecosystems are unique enough to warrant comparison with extra-terrestrial life, then life in our remote caves must be even more alien. BioHeritage spoke to Anna Stewart, research and conservation coordinator at The New Zealand Speleology Society, about these lightless worlds and how to protect them.

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