Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

About Us

Our Organisation

Landcare Research was formed in 1992 and is one of the seven current Crown research institutes (CRIs). CRIs function as independent companies but are owned by and accountable to the New Zealand Government.

Our Core Purpose is to drive innovation in New Zealand’s management of terrestrial biodiversity and land resources in order both to protect and enhance the terrestrial environment and to grow New Zealand’s prosperity.

Four National Outcomes outlined in this report will be achieved through effective science leadership and strong partnerships with our stakeholders who implement research outputs – the knowledge, tools, technology, systems and frameworks, and policy recommendations supporting economic, social, cultural, and environmental well-being.

Our key stakeholders are:

  • The Natural Resources Sector: Ministry for the Environment (MfE); Department of Conservation (DOC); Land Information New Zealand (LINZ); Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE); Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI); Te Puni Kōkiri (TPK); and regional councils.
  • OSPRI (TBfree New Zealand)
  • Māori organisations, iwi, and hapū
  • Private sector organisations, including primary industry and businesses implementing sustainable practices

On the Web

More information about the scope of our research, operational activities, governance, and philosophy is available on our web site. Each year we also publish new innovation case studies (referenced in this report) on the web to illustrate how research supported by Core funding is of benefit to New Zealand.

National Science Challenges

Landcare Research is the host agency for New Zealand’s Biological Heritage National Science Challenge.