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Better Border Biosecurity (B3) is a multi-partner, cooperative science collaboration that researches ways to reduce the entry and establishment of new plant pests and diseases in New Zealand.

As a geographically isolated archipelago, Aotearoa, New Zealand is a country free from many pests and diseases that damage productive and natural ecosystems, or endanger human and animal health.  The B3 research collaboration works to maintain this advantage by using research and it’s uptake to improve border biosecurity across five theme areas.

Latest News

New Zealand scientists share knowledge with their global peers

August 2nd, 2020 Scientists in Aotearoa are collaborating and learning from experts across the globe about plants, pests and diseases.

New Projects Add to Research Line-up for the Better Border Biosecurity (B3) Science Collaboration

July 24th, 2020 Six new plant border biosecurity projects started in July 2020, adding to an already extensive suite of work currently being led by New Zealand’s B3 research collaboration.

B3 Virtual Research Update Meetings a Success

June 30th, 2020 A set of virtual meetings that included up to 100 people involved with, and interested in the work of New Zealand’s Better Border Biosecurity (B3) research collaboration has been heralded a success with plans for a repeat of event in the future already under way.

B3 is fully aligned to New Zealand’s Biological Heritage National Science Challenge.