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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

Global Change and New Zealand Biosecurity Report

May 4th, 2023 Global Change will challenge New Zealand's biosecurity system

Programme for B3 Conference Friday May 5

April 18th, 2023 Collective action to prepare for future biosecurity challenges.

B3 seeks Collaboration Council chair

March 20th, 2023 Independent chair for governance council

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