Date: 22 December 2010Christmas has come early for kākāpō this year as the Animal Health Board (AHB) has funded the purchase of a generator to be used during the breeding season on Anchor Island.
Date: 23 December 2010Minister of Conservation Hon Kate Wilkinson today announced the appointments to the Southland Conservation Board.
Date: 13 December 2010If you are looking for the Christmas gift that keeps on giving, head along to a Paperplus store to buy a copy of Kākāpō, Rescued from the brink of extinction.
Date: 06 December 2010Source: Office of The Minister of ConservationMinister of Conservation Kate Wilkinson will accompany a research team to New Zealand’s remote Subantarctic Islands today as part of the joint Navy and Department of Conservation expedition, Operation Endurance.
Date: 25 November 2010Over 700 years since people first set foot on Stewart Island, local history came alive on Thursday night to the sound of rollicking folk songs, as the launch of a new book honouring the island’s heritage was celebrated.
Date: 12 November 2010A 20 year old Southland man was sentenced in the Invercargill District Court today to four months jail for his role in an attack on a leopard seal.
McKenzie was one of three men involved in the attack in Te Waewae Bay, Southland in October 2009.
Date: 01 November 2010In preparation for the 2010/11 breeding season, seven male kākāpō were successfully transferred from Codfish Island/Whenua Hou to a remote predator-free island.
Date: 08 October 2010When you combine action, romance and a unique New Zealand landscape with an inspiring story of survival, it is no wonder The Unnatural History of the Kākāpō is an award winning film and next week Southlanders will have the opportunity to see it on the big screen.
Date: 28 September 2010The Rakiura Track on Stewart Island/Rakiura is set to join the rest of the country’s Great Walks on the Department of Conservation (DOC) online visitor booking system from 4 October 2010.
Date: 15 September 2010Developing innovative pest control methods, researching and monitoring native species and introduced pests are just a few of the projects being undertaken by the recipients of this year’s Southland Conservation Awards.
Date: 10 September 2010Two new faces will take to the screen as they make their debut appearance on TVNZ’s Meet the Locals special Conservation Week episode on Monday.
Date: 03 September 2010Otako and Blitzen, two male takahē from Burwood Bush are now the new ‘bachelors’ checking out prospective female birds on Kapiti.
Date: 21 June 2010Primary school teacher Christine Longbottom was hosted by DOC’s Curio Bay Summer Warden programme so she can focus on her fellowship study on the survival of threatened bird populations.
Date: 12 May 2010Repeated acts of vandalism at the Pourakino Picnic Area-Mores Top Mill site near Otautau could lead to DOC removing its facilities and resources from the area.
Date: 03 May 2010Stunning photos of the Southland coast and marine life are on display as part of the DOC Sea Week Fish for the Future marine photo competition held in early March.
Date: 01 April 2010Volunteers are working with DOC and the Waituna Landcare Group to help restore an area of the internationally important Waituna/Awarua wetland complex in a new initiative called "Catchment Care".
Date: 26 February 2010Alpine, one of the first birds in the takahē recovery programme and the longest surviving bird, has died.
Date: 23 February 2010The road to recovery for the critically endangered takahē just got a little easier. At least 21 chicks hatched on predator free island sanctuaries.
Date: 16 February 2010A bird not known to exist until 1997 has at last got its own scientific name.
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