Natural Environment 

The Natural Environment team cares for and develops Te Papa’s natural history collections which represent the animals and plants of New Zealand and its adjacent seas, and related material from further afield. The collections are used for research, teaching, museum exhibitions and public education programmes.

Find out more about our Natural Environment collections and research pages

Science Live is Te Papa’s programme of discussions, demonstrations and real-life science brought to you by Te Papa's Natural Environment curators and freely available for you to watch again online.
Science Live – find out more

TFBIS biodiversity portal project final report

In 2012, Te Papa undertook a project funded by DOC's TFBIS fund, to describe the museums contribution to biodiversity information and potential mechanisms for sharing this online.

The resulting work, linked to above, included a demonstration website developed in collaboration with Atlas of Living Australia NIWA, DOC, regional councils and other data providers. This report describes the development of the project and the outcomes of the work.