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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

Māori tourism operators step-up for biosecurity

August 15th, 2023 Sharing biosecurity mātauranga

New Independent Chair for B3

July 5th, 2023 Farewell to stalwart James Buwalda

Global Change and New Zealand Biosecurity Report

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

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