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The Department of Conservation holds fears for the safety of New Zealand’s most endangered indigenous breeding bird, the New Zealand fairy tern (tara-iti). Locals and visitors are asked to be mindful of laws protecting these birds.
The Department of Conservation has this week completed its Battle for our Birds pest control in the Maruia valley and adjoining areas to protect native wildlife from rat and stoat plagues.
24 October 2014
Our Kāpiti Island rangers check in with an update on how one of New Zealand’s rarest birds are doing out on the island.
A new Department of Conservation course aims at minimising impacts of vessel activity on whales, dolphins and seals.
23 October 2014
27 whio/blue duck eggs have been collected from the the Central Southern Alps Whio Security Site.
Seeing a kiwi was a reward for a class of Hilltop School Weedbusters in Taupō during Save Kiwi Month.
The Statement of Intent sets out the longer term directions for the Department of Conservation, as well as the management actions that will be undertaken in 2014.
23 October 2014
Year 11 technology students from Trident High School have been busy putting together DOC 200 stoat traps for the Whakatane Kiwi Trust.
View the annual report for the year ended 30 June 2014. Pursuant to section 44 of the Public Finance Act 1989, this is a report on the operations of the Department of Conservation.
The Department of Conservation’s Battle for our Birds aerial 1080 pest control operation in the Clinton valley in Fiordland National Park was successfully completed yesterday.
This report describes the results of continued ground survey population monitoring of New Zealand sea lions at the Auckland Islands, undertaken in early 2014.
Join Genesis Energy and DOC this November for a virtual treasure hunt to find a whio. You would win an amazing whio adventure.
The Department of Conservation says it is making changes on its website and on the tracks to make people more aware of the significant hazards visitors face in winter on the three southern Great Walks.
Fonterra and DOC have held a community open day to mark a successful start to their 10-year Living Water programme.
17 October 2014
The Motuora Restoration Society caught some lovely kiwi chicks on camera having their first feed after being released on Motuora island.
The Department of Conservation’s efforts to protect native species in the Mount Aspiring National Park’s West Matukituki Valley have received a funding boost from a local business.
13 October 2014
The dogged determination of a community group has come to the rescue of a weed control programme on Hauturu o Toi/Little Barrier Island.