Science for Our Land and Our Future
Ko te pūtaiao mō tō tātou whenua, mō āpōpō
|Mission||Our vision is: Innovative science for a sustainable future.|
As the Crown Research Institute for the land, Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research's role is to ensure that all New Zealanders have the knowledge, understanding and tools to truly live in harmony with our land: enjoying its many gifts, preserving its unique diversity, and enriching it through our creativity, care, industry and culture.
Our four ambitions for New Zealand:
- Our Biodiversity. We know, value and actively preserve our unique biota and ecosystems
- Our Biosecurity Our land is protected from invasive biological threats.
- Our Land We use our land, soil and water resources wisely
- Our Environment We are an environmentally informed nation taking action together
Manaaki Whenua is a Crown research institute (CRI), one of seven in New Zealand. CRIs were formed in 1992 as independent companies that are owned by, and accountable to, the New Zealand Government. Our shareholders are the Minister of Finance and Minister of Science and Innovation.
We have approximately 330 staff at nine locations across New Zealand, including a subsidiary, Enviro-Mark Solutions at Lincoln and Auckland. We collaborate extensively with other research organisations in New Zealand and around the world.