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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

International research collaboration

May 17th, 2022 Protecting plants, people and our place together

B3 steps up research to face fall armyworm

May 5th, 2022 Supporting the collective effort

Repatriation of ngā tupu taketake ō Tāne

April 20th, 2022 Taonga returned home

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