Improving border biosecurity: potential economic benefits to New Zealand

  title={Improving border biosecurity: potential economic benefits to New Zealand},
  author={Darren J. Kriticos and Craig B Phillips and David Maxwell Suckling},
  journal={New Zealand Plant Protection},
The number of alien species becoming established in New Zealand is steadily increasing. Assuming no improvements to New Zealand s border biosecurity systems, it is conservatively estimated that Biosecurity New Zealand will have to deal with more than 542 potential pest incursions, and 512 phytophagous species becoming permanently established from 2005 to 2017. These additional established pest organisms will cost the economy about NZ$921 million in direct impacts and on-going control costs… Expand

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