Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research is one of seven New Zealand Crown Research Institutes (CRIs) formed in 1992. CRIs function as independent companies but are owned by, and accountable to, the New Zealand Government. We are responsible for four National Outcomes, to: 1) Achieve the sustainable use of soil and land resources and their ecosystem services across catchments and sectors; 2) Improve the measurement and mitigation of greenhouse gases from the terrestrial biosphere; 3) Improve the measurement, management and protection of New Zealand's terrestrial ecosystems and biodiversity, including those in the conservation estate; and 4) Increase the ability of New Zealand industries and organizations to develop within environmental limits and meet market and community requirements.

We have 7 science portfolios that work closely with central and local government, private sector businesses and organizations, and Māori organizations. We collaborate extensively with other research organizations in New Zealand and around the world.

Type: Type III

Year Joined: 2020


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