Find out below about some of the current issues that DOC is involved with.
The Department of Conservation is developing new guidelines for handling applications for commercial concessions in national parks, in response to an opinion released in December 2014 by the Ombudsman.
DOC commissioned research on the effects of aerial 1080 pest control operations on trout after concerns were raised by anglers about the possible risks from fish eating poisoned mice. There is significant public interest in the preliminary results but DOC says the risk to humans is low.
Learn more about the decision to allow recovery of high value native timber blown over in Cyclone Ita on West Coast public conservation land.
The Fiordland Link Experience monorail project has been declined by Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith.
The decision not to lodge an early draft submission on the wider environmental aspects of the Tukituki Catchment Proposal with the Environmental Protection Authority was made by the Department of Conservation.
Learn about the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment's report into the management and administration of stewardship land.
The tunnel project proposed by Milford Dart Limited, through the Fiordland and Mt Aspiring National Parks, has been declined by Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith.
Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith today announced his approval under the Crown Minerals Act for an access agreement for Bathurst Resources for its escarpment mining project on the Denniston Plateau, near Westport.
The Department of Conservation (DOC) has announced its final decisions on changes to its organisation structure.
Learn about the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment's report into the status and management of longfin eel.
The well-known businessman and philanthropist, Gareth Morgan, recently launched a public campaign to reduce the impact of cats on native wildlife.
DOC firmly rejects recent claims by some anti-1080 critics that 'DOC spends more than $100 million a year on 1080 operations'.
Find out how DOC is meeting the challenge of becoming sustainable.
In the archive section you'll discover past issues that DOC has needed to respond to.
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