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Holden Hohaia and Melanie Mark-Shadbolt appointed to the B3 Collaboration Council Read More

Tourism, biosecurity and pathways into NZ

Biosecurity outcome

“A greater understanding of the biosecurity and tourism landscape for agencies working in this space” by

  • assessing the awareness of biosecurity issues amongst international tourists
  • understanding the (potential) role of tourism providers in identifying and mitigating biosecurity risks, while enhancing biosecurity awareness amongst international tourists

Science outcome

A great understanding of the New Zealand biosecurity and tourism landscape demonstrated through the development of a framework and publications.

Key end users/stakeholders

Implementation:    Research on biosecurity/tourism is still in its early stages so too early for implementation of B3 research.  The various strands of this project will be workshopped with end-users (MPI (including teams working across risk assessment, surveillance, intelligence, communications and border analytics), DOC, industry) in 2020 to develop priorities going forward.