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Want to know more about field tests of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), approved zoo animals, or which new plants and biological control agents have been approved for release in New Zealand? 

GM field tests

See what GM field tests and outdoor developments have occurred in New Zealand.

Dung beetles

Learn more about the 11 species of dung beetle approved for release in New Zealand.

Zoo animals

See what animals are approved for public display, conservation or research in New Zealand zoos.

Biological control agents

See what biological control agents (insects and microbes) have been approved for release in New Zealand.

New plants

See what new species of plants have been approved to be grown (released) in New Zealand.

New microorganisms

See what new microorganisms (not biological control agents) have been approved for release in New Zealand.

New animals

See what new animals including insects (not biological controls) have been approved for release in New Zealand.

Reassessments of approved organisms

See what new organisms had been approved into containment and were subsequently reassessed.

Making not new by regulation

Find out more about how new organisms can be made "not new" so that they are not regulated under the HSNO Act.

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