Black stilt/kakī
Image: Sabine Bernert ©


DOC hosted a summit on 10 May 2017 to discuss the management our threatened species.


Our native plants and animals define New Zealand and add immeasurable value to our culture, our identity and our wild places. But 3,000 of our natives species are classified as ‘threatened’ or ‘at risk’, and the 800 species classified as ‘threatened’ face the risk of extinction.

The Threatened Species Summit provided a forum for this urgent issue, featuring inspiring speakers for presentations and panels. It was part of the Biological Heritage’s ‘Crazy and Ambitious’ conference 8-10 May 2017 at Te Papa in Wellington.

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