New Zealand’s freshwater ecosystems range from glaciers and seepages in the mountains, down to lowland rivers and streams that flow into estuaries.
Wetlands are among the world’s most productive environments. Learn more about wetlands and conservation in New Zealand.
DOC looks after about 220 offshore islands, including New Zealand's subantarctic islands.
Find out about New Zealand biodiversity inventory and monitoring research projects, conducted by DOC and other organisations.
View DOC's range of interactive mapping tools, as well as maps of conservation areas managed by the Department.
Find out about funding sources for community groups and landowners including the Community Conservation Partnerships Fund, Nga Whenua Rahui funds, and Nature Heritage Fund.
CITES endangered species
DOC's 24 hour emergency hotline:
0800 DOC HOT (0800 362 468)
Call to report sick or injured wildlife, and whale or dolphin strandings.