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Conservation Technology in Aotearoa New Zealand

From forests replanted with drones, ocean fisheries monitored by satellites, to long-life predator control, New Zealanders are developing solutions to some of the world's most urgent conservation challenges.

Welcome to our ongoing series taking a look at Aotearoa New Zealand companies who are inventing amazing technology to boost our efforts to preserve and protect the precious taiao of Aotearoa and around the world.

We are in the Anthropocene, an epoch where human impact has seen the sixth major extinction of species and the massive destruction of natural environments. These are daunting challenges and, on an individual human scale, seem almost impossible to tackle.

But through the ingenuity and innovation of inspired people, we are seeing technology developed that allows us to carry out conservation and restoration work on a never-before-seen scale.

From forests replanted with drones, ocean fisheries monitored by satellite, and 24/7/365 predator control, New Zealanders are developing solutions to enormous and urgent problems.

Read on and celebrate some of our incredible local eco-tech innovators.


ENVICO TECHNOLOGIES

Tauranga-based company Envico Technologies is tackling biosecurity threats, predator control, and native forest restoration at a staggering scale using inventive drone technology.

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DR HELEN BLACKIE

To battle invasive pests, New Zealand scientists like Dr Helen Blackie are bringing high tech to the fight — developing traps, tools, and techniques powered by artificial intelligence.

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STARBOARD MARITIME INTELLIGENCE

Dedicated to protecting ocean ecosystems and the people that rely upon them, Starboard is software with massive scope and vision.

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