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31 July

A day in the life of a DOC Ranger

Today is World Ranger Day, a chance to celebrate the amazing things that our hundreds of hard-working rangers do across Aotearoa all year round. Discover what our rangers get up to on an average day at work.

29 July

Campbell and grey-headed albatross population estimate at Campbell Island

This report describes the results of population estimates and trend analysis of Campbell and grey-headed albatross at Campbell Island.

29 July

Salvin's albatross research - aerial survey 2013

This report describes the results from aerial surveys in 2010 and 2013 to investigate the population size and trend of Salvin's albatross at the Bounty Islands.

28 July

Remaining DOC track closures in the Bay of Islands

Find out which tracks in the Bay of Islands remain closed to the public until further notice due to storm damage.

28 July

DOC concern over kiwi death

Goff, a male kiwi, was found dead last week in Tongariro Forest, within the core area of the Tongariro Forest Kiwi sanctuary.

28 July

Aerial pest control and ‘nest egg’ programme boost whio population

A study of whio/blue duck in eastern Kahurangi National Park has shown the benefits of rearing ducklings in wildlife facilities. The study has also shown that aerial 1080 pest control has helped to increase whio numbers in the wild.

28 July

Blog: Pakihi Track: A magnificent wilderness ride

Hewn through steep hill country 100 years ago as a stock route, the Pakihi Track on the East Coast of New Zealand’s North Island, is now a magnificent wilderness ride.

25 July

Fonterra-DOC Waituna wetlands work on show

Fonterra and the Department of Conservation (DOC) are a year into their 10 year partnership to improve the Waituna catchment and marked the moment with a Community Open Day today.

25 July

25 July 2014: CSP project update

Read a draft report on on the at-sea distribution of Salvin's albatross at the Bounty Islands.

25 July

Pest control may be last chance for Waikaia mōhua

The recent rediscovery of threatened mōhua/yellowhead in Waikaia Forest, northern Southland, means an upcoming pest control operation is essential.

25 July

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2014

The theme of Te Wiki o te Reo Māori / Māori Language Week this year is Te Kupu o te Wiki / The Word of the Week. Find out how DOC staff have been getting involved this week, and test your knowledge with our Māori myths and legends quiz!

25 July

Long term volunteering Stewart Island/Rakiura

We are seeking several long term volunteers to assist with delivery of the Stewart Island conservation programmes for 3 months starting in November 2014.

24 July

Dead seal on Taipa Beach

A New Zealand fur seal (kekeno) has been found dead on Taipa Beach.

24 July

Board appointed for new era for Te Urewera

The Crown and Ngāi Tuhoe have announced the appointment of the inaugural members of Te Urewera Board.

24 July

Tūhoe claims settlement and Te Urewera bills passed

The House sat under extended hours this morning to pass the third readings of the Tūhoe Claims Settlement Bill and the Te Urewera Bill.

24 July

Maud Island mice eradication begins

The Department of Conservation carried out an operation yesterday to eradicate mice on Te Hoiere/Maud Island wildlife sanctuary in the Marlborough Sounds.

24 July

Blue whales

The blue whale is the largest animal in the world. There are two sub-species of blue whales in the Southern Hemisphere, the Antarctic (or true) blue whale and the pygmy blue whale.

24 July

Island home for takahē lovebirds

24 July 2014
A pair of takahē lovebirds have a new home on Motutapu Island in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf. He Maipi and Autahi flew up from the Burwood Bush Takahē Rearing Unit near Te Anau yesterday with the help of Air New Zealand.

23 July

Myrtle rust

Myrtle rust is a fungal plant disease that is not yet in New Zealand, but expected to arrive at any stage. The rust has rapidly spread on Australia's east coast and has the potential to have devastating impacts on some key New Zealand species.

23 July

Make a Difference (MAD) Marine

Apply to be part of the MAD Marine hui to be held 20-23 January 2015 at Motutapu Outdoor Education Camp. This annual hui is for young, environmentally minded, potential youth leaders.

 

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