DOC and the owners of Great Mercury have eradicated rats and cats to enhance the native wildlife and improve the conservation of 'threatened' and 'at risk' plants.
Arawai Kākāriki is ecologically restoring three of New Zealand’s foremost estuarine and freshwater wetland sites.
Battle for our Birds is DOC's successful national pest control programme that protects our most vulnerable native species.
These two large-scale ecological restoration projects in Hawke’s Bay are transforming the way pest management, research, and education is carried out and creating new ways to inspire community involvement.
The South West NZ Endangered Species Charitable Trust works with DOC to restore Coal Island in Fiordland National Park. The aim is to establish a world class sanctuary for rare and endangered native species.
DOC travelled to the Antipodes Island in winter 2016 to eradicate mice with support from its partners the Morgan Foundation and WWF.
Learn about DOC's work to prepare an eradication plan for pigs and cats on Auckland Island.
Experience Momorangi gives campers and day visitors the opportunity to enjoy, learn about and be involved in restoration of Momorangi Bay Scenic Reserve.
Goat control work is being carried out on Arapawa Island Scenic Reserve to protect distinctive native vegetation.
DOC and Ngati Rangi iwi are involved with Karioi Rahui, an ecological restoration project on the southern slopes of Mt Ruapehu.
Living Water is a joint programme between DOC and Fonterra to improve the natural habitats of five key waterways in significant dairying regions around New Zealand.
Mainland islands aim to protect and restore habitats on the mainland of New Zealand through intensive management of introduced pests. Learn what makes each of our five mainland islands special.
An ambitious programme to eradicate marram grass from the dune systems is underway at Mason Bay, Rakiura National Park.
This project aims to restore Pigeon Island, a 73 ha inshore island in Dusky Sound, to its former biological glory.
Find out about this community-driven project dedicated to the protection and enhancement of kōwhai trees in Otago.
Project Island Song is a shared vision for the restoration of Ipipiri to become an archipelago rich in native flora and fauna for all to enjoy. These islands of the Eastern Bay of Islands are now pest-free.
Project Kākā aims to restore the diverse native forest bird, insect and plant communities in Tararua Forest Park.
Project River Recovery maintains and restores braided river and wetland habitat in the South Island’s upper Waitaki Basin for the benefit of its native plants and animals, some of which are only found in, or only breed in, this region.
Donations from trampers on the Routeburn Track have enabled the set up of over 180 stoat trap boxes in the area to help protect native species.
This project is helping increase native species in Sinbad Gully by reducing invasive pests.
Located on the wild and remote Fiordland coast, Dusky Sound is the focus of a cutting edge project to see it restored to one of the most intact ecosystems on Earth.
The Waikite valley of the Central North Island is steeped in geothermal activity, and home to rare geothermal vegetation.
DOC is working with the wider community on an exciting project to restore the Waimea Inlet, adjacent to the city of Nelson.
Find out about some of our completed projects.
Restoration activities might include collecting seeds, planting, beach cleanups, looking after historical sites, weeding or pest control.