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Read about the identification of seabirds captured in NZ fisheries for the 2012/13 year (1 July 2012 - 30 June 2013).
19 November 2014
The new Taupō community conservation hub recently opened. Showcasing sustainability and creating a great working space for staff was the vision of project leader Herwi Scheltus.
The hire of rowboats for use on Lake Waikareiti in Te Urewera has been stopped following a Department of Conservation review of a recent search and rescue operation involving the boats.
18 November 2014
Watch a 10-minute video Project Janszoon has made about the aerial 1080 pest control operation they undertook with DOC in Abel Tasman National Park.
View the Auckland Conservation Management Strategy 2014–2024.
This page answers some frequently asked questions about booking huts on the Mt Holdsworth - Jumbo Circuit.
A new local initiative to reduce the number of wasps in the Ohakune, Owhango, Raurimu, Whakapapa, National Park and Raetihi areas is about to get underway.
17 November 2014
In spite of blustery weather, Prime Minister John Key clearly enjoyed hosting Germany’s Chancellor Merkel at a kiwi release on pest-free Motutapu Island in the beautiful Hauraki Gulf.
A young male New Zealand fur seal seen near the Motueka Recreation Centre is healthy and just relaxing in the area.
1–31 January 2015
The Kauaeranga Visitor Centre runs the summer Eco-Arts Festival in the Coromandel.
Pest control has knocked rats and stoats down to undetectable levels in the Waitutu Forest in Fiordland National Park giving native birds a respite to rear their young this spring.
The Department of Conservation and police are seeking help for information after a public hut in the Mavora Lakes was vandalised. The incident could lead to vehicle access to the popular, family-friendly park being restricted.
13 November 2014
Close to 100 people turned out on a beautiful spring day in Northland to help launch of the Living Waters DOC-Fonterra programme.
There is concern at signs of paua illegally being taken from the Long Island-Kokomohua Marine Reserve in the Marlborough Sounds.
DOC and the Kaharoa Kōkako Trust are celebrating the ongoing support received from PF Olsen LTD in protecting the North Island Kōkako population in the Kaharoa Conservation Area.
This year, Forest & Bird is dedicating its annual Bird of the Year competition to seabirds and DOC's Katherine Clements and Igor Debski are campaigning for Salvin's albatross.
11 November 2014
A recent community action day at the Kakanui river mouth was a huge success for the DOC field crew in Oamaru. The event was organised by Landcare Trust as part of their Communities for Clean Water project.
Read DOC's briefing to the incoming Minister of Conservation on their portfolio, the Department of Conservation, and our work.
The Tongariro Taupō community celebrated conservation and those individuals and groups recognised as outstanding in acting for nature on Friday night at the new DOC Taupō office.
The Department of Conservation has this week completed its Battle for our Birds pest control in the Landsborough Valley, and the Abbey Rocks area around Lake Paringa.