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Join us as we take a step back in time to remember the history and achievements from 30 years of conservation.

Department of Conservation logo | 30 years - Our history, our people, our nature

Thirty years ago on 1 April 1987, DOC was born. It was a national declaration that our country valued its nature and wild places, and that we were committed to protecting it for future generations. Read the media release


Each day in April, we'll share stories about DOC on our social media channels using the hashtag #DOCturns30. The stories will be collected here. Also take a look at our past celebrations of 20 years and 25 years of DOC.

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