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Your efforts are much appreciated by the Department of Conservation. Many whales are saved each year with the help of volunteers – every effort contributes towards their conservation.

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DOC 24 hour emergency hotline:
0800 DOC HOT (0800 362 468)

Phone to report:

Seals severely injured, entangled, or being harassed by people or dogs
Whale or dolphin strandings
Sick or injured wildlife

For other enquiries, contact your nearest DOC office