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03 September

Rats steeply rise in Kahurangi National Park

Department of Conservation monitoring has confirmed rat numbers are building to extremely high levels in many parts of Kahurangi National Park posing a major threat to native wildlife.

02 September

Gibson's albatross research - Adams Island 2014

This report describes the results of continued population monitoring of Gibson's albatross at Adams Island, Auckland Islands, undertaken in early 2014.

01 September

Right whale in Houghton Bay

1 September 2014
There was an endangered southern right whale in Wellington's Houghton Bay today!

01 September

Dart, Route Burn and Caples valley pest control operations complete

The Department of Conservation completed its Battle for our Birds aerial 1080 pest control operation in the Dart, Route Burn and Caples valleys on Sunday 31 August.

01 September

Big Beach Clean-up

Saturday 1 November 2014
Get involved in a big community spring clean of Tasman Bay beaches in time for summer.

01 September

Blog: Ruppia the key to healthy lagoons

It sounds like a bad joke. What is green, stringy and lurks at the bottom of Waituna Lagoon? The answer is Ruppia. Or it should be. But right now the future is not looking very green for this aquatic plant.

29 August

Flesh-footed shearwater research - population study and foraging areas

This report describes the findings of a three-year study on the flesh-footed shearwater population monitoring and at-sea distribution in New Zealand

29 August

DOC involved in the Biological Heritage science challenge

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is excited to be a part of the New Zealand Biological Heritage science challenge that was launched today (August 29).

29 August

Win for South Taupō Wetland

Seven kahikatea were planted to celebrate a multi-organisation partnership led by Project Tongariro receiving a grant for restoration and preservation work at Te Mātāpuna wetland.

28 August

Successful applications to Community Conservation Partnerships Fund announced

More than $8.5 million has been granted to support more than 100 community-based conservation groups to work on conservation projects alongside the Department of Conservation.

28 August

Waikaia pest control operation complete

The Department of Conservation completed its Battle for our Birds aerial 1080 pest control operation in the Waikaia Forest in Southland yesterday.

28 August

East Coast hunters reminded permits are online

Recreational hunting is an excellent way to get into the outdoors and to reduce the number of pigs, deer, feral cattle and goats on public conservation land. Hunters are reminded before they head out they can apply for a permit “online”.

27 August

Virutal Great Walker registration form

Fill in this form if you would like to take part in the Virutal Great Walker compeition.

27 August

Intention to grant concession to Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Ltd

Submissions close: Wednesday 22 October 2014
The Minister of Conservation gives notice of his intention to grant a 20 year concession to the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Ltd within the Mt Richmond Forest Park.

27 August

$208,000 for conservation of wetlands

The Government is to provide a $208,000 Community Conservation Partnership Fund grant over three years to Project Tongariro to advance the restoration and preservation of the largest wetland in the Taupō basin, Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today at a community event in Turangi.

27 August

Conservation grant supports bird recovery

Wildbase Recovery Community Trust is to receive a $90,000 grant from the Department of Conservation to put towards a new state-of-the-art rehabilitation facility for birds and wildlife.

26 August

Iris Burn pest control operation complete

The Department of Conservation completed its Battle for our Birds aerial 1080 pest control operation in the Iris Burn valley in Fiordland National Park yesterday.

26 August

Waitutu pest control operation complete

The Department of Conservation completed its Battle for our Birds aerial 1080 pest control operation in the Waitutu Forest in Fiordland National Park yesterday.

26 August

Blog: NZ Fashion Week and nature

If you missed getting tickets to see the latest looks from designers such as Kate Sylvester, NOM*d* and Juliette Hogan, we’ve got your back, with this exclusive show from our very best designer… nature.

26 August

1080 operation in Abel Tasman National Park

The Department of Conservation and Project Janszoon completed an aerial application of 1080 pesticide in the Abel Tasman National Park on 22 August.

 

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