Pūtaiao Issue 2, May 2020
Science for our land and our future
Tēnā koe and welcome to the second issue of Putaiao (‘Science’ in te reo Māori), our quarterly publication showcasing the work of our scientists at Manaaki Whenua.
We are the Crown Research Institute for our land environment, biosecurity, and biodiversity, and our role and responsibility to New Zealand is clear: this land, and everything that shares it with us, is our future.
Each issue of Putaiao will share the benefits and impacts of our science in helping ensure a sustainable, productive future for New Zealand. In this issue many of the stories focus on science for biodiversity – one of our four ‘science ambitions’ at Manaaki Whenua.
Aotearoa has a rich biodiversity, from the smallest bacteria to the largest kauri tree, but it is under threat from pressures such as invasive species, climate change, land-use intensification and conversion, mining, and urban development. Discovering, protecting and restoring this precious taonga requires exceptional science and infrastructure, practical policy, real-world tools and solutions, and everyone’s support and participation.
If you wish to be included on the mailing list for Pūtaiao, or to find out more about any of the stories, contact Manaaki Whenua’s Communications Manager
Dan Park: firstname.lastname@example.org