Rock wrenPHOTO: Sabine Bernert ©
New Zealand has many unique native fish, insects, birds, lizards and frogs. Our only native mammals are bats and marine mammals.
The native flora of New Zealand is unique as it evolved in isolation for millions of years.
New Zealand's unique biodiversity is at risk from pests, weeds and other threats.
Habitats are the environments in which particular plants and animals live.
Find out about and visit New Zealand's marine reserves. You are prohibited from fishing or removing or disturbing any marine life in marine reserves.
Find out about the value of nature, what biodiversity is and the benefits of conservation.
Find links to identification guides, classification systems, databases, and other resources to help your research on biodiversity in New Zealand.
Nicola Toki is DOC's Threatened Species Ambassador. Her role is to raise awareness and inspire action for our threatened native plants and animals.
The NZTCS provides a method to list any wild species according to its threat of extinction.
We protect plant and animal species through our projects and programmes.