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Introduction

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

#DOCturns30

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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