This conservation week we start our new series looking 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 era 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 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.
Let's celebrate some of our incredible local eco-tech innovators.
Tauranga-based company Envico Technologies is tackling biosecurity threats, predator control, and native forest restoration at a staggering scale using inventive drone technology.