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What is Biosecurity

Border security cover image.

by Andrew and Anna Dickson

This article introduces the concept of biosecurity and explains how, as a group of isolated islands, New Zealand developed a unique range of ecosystems. The arrival of plants or animals from other countries could be disastrous for our environment. Therefore, our borders are constantly monitored by biosecurity agencies to protect our environment, agriculture, and our health.

Series: Connected 2011 Level 3 - Border Security

Learning area: English, Mathematics and Statistics, Science

Curriculum level: 3

Category: Non-fiction

Strand: Number and Algebra, Geometry and Measurement, Nature of science, Living world

In: Connected 2011 Level 3 - Border Security

Publication date: January 2011

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