Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua


These keys were developed with financial assistance from the Terrestrial and Freshwater Biodiversity Information System (TFBIS) Programme and in part by the New Zealand Foundation for Research, Science and Technology, under the Defining New Zealand’s Land Biota contract. The TFBIS Programme is funded by the Government specifically to help achieve outcomes in the New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy, and is administered by the Department of Conservation. The purpose of the TFBIS Programme is to support the conservation of New Zealand’s indigenous biodiversity by increasing awareness of, and access to, data and information about indigenous biodiversity and how to conserve it. The Defining New Zealand’s Terrestrial Biota Programme supports New Zealand’s major biosystematics capability relating to terrestrial biota, both indigenous and introduced, with research on description, distribution, evolutionary relationships, genetic diversity, and ecological links. The programme is built around nationally significant databases and collections relating to plants, invertebrates, fungi and bacteria, and the ethnobotanical database and living plant collection.