Government agencies & partnerships

A number of central Government agencies and partnership organisations are responsible for regulatory or operational vertebrate pest control functions.
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1 Ministry for Primary Industries
Protecting New Zealand's primary industries from biological risk, including from animal pests, is amongst MPI's responsibilities.
2 Department of Conservation
Is responsible for pest management in New Zealand's conservation estate, advises on pest management and is responsible for administering the Wildlife Act.
3 Ministry for the Environment
The Ministry has an overview role of New Zealand's biodiversity, including the impacts of pest animals on biodiversity.
OSPRI oversees the eradication of bovine TB from farm animals and vigilance to then keep the herds TB-free.
5 Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment
Reports directly to Parliament and has powers to investigate environmental issues.