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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

Substantial new biosecurity science investment

July 15th, 2022 $4 million for new projects

B3 Director stepping down in October

June 29th, 2022 "It's been hugely fulfilling'

International Congress on Biological Invasions (ICBI2023) and B3 conference

June 20th, 2022 May 1 - 5, 2023.

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