DOC ranger Joe Waikari shows students how to GPS their trap locationImage: Trudi Ngawhare | DOC
Get involved in activities around the country, and find out about volunteering for conservation.
Learn more about conservation with an online or field based training course, or with our Summer Internship Programme.
Find resources to support conservation teaching and learning, or DOC supported education programmes you can get involved in.
Find activities you can do outdoors, in your garden and with children.
Have your say on issues we are consulting on, and see past consultations.
How to start, improve or evaluate a conservation project. Get information on guidelines and best practice.
To interact with or handle wildlife and marine mammals, or use public conservation land other than for personal recreation, you need authorisation from DOC.
Find out about funding sources for community groups and landowners.
Find out how you can donate to conservation programmes.
Watch a video showing the wide range of people who are getting involved with DOC to look after our special places, plants and animals.
Conservation Week is run by DOC each year to encourage people to get involved in nature and help to take care of it
These statutory and advisory bodies report to the Minister of Conservation.
Find out about national and local events, enter competitions and apply for awards and scholarships.
This year we celebrate 30 years of change in our work with communities. We put the spotlight on some of the milestones and challenges over that time and glimpse at the future of this work.