DOC ranger Ros Cole tracking radio tagged kākāpōImage: Sabine Bernert ©
New Zealand has a rich historical and cultural heritage. We protect over 12,000 archaeological and historical sites that tell the story of our past.
We protect plant and animal species through our projects and programmes.
We run projects to protect and restore habitats on conservation land.
We assess the performance of our conservation programmes, so we can report on progress and improve our effectiveness.
We manage threats to places and species, including fire, biosecurity and climate change.
Proposals for new parks, reserves and projects on conservation land.
Explore our nature with interactive mapping tools and free downloadable data.
Find out about some of our completed projects.
Battle for our Birds is DOC's successful national pest control programme that protects our most vulnerable native species.
We work to protect marine species including dolphins and sharks.
Nicola Toki is DOC's Threatened Species Ambassador. Her role is to raise awareness and inspire action for our threatened native plants and animals.
View science publications by our staff and contractors. We publish several series, stand-alone books and reports, science posters and factsheets.
We work in partnership with iwi, community groups and businesses to achieve more conservation.
Our policies and plans describe how we manage the resources we are entrusted with.
DOC's procedural documents are provided here so we can share our best practice.