Sirocco the kākāpō
Image: Jake Osborne | DOC
Conservation Week runs from 15 – 23 September. This week, help New Zealand’s biodiversity by completing a conservation activity at home. These actions don’t just make your garden look good they also help protect our native species from predators, provide sources of food for native birds and reduce harm to wildlife and plants beyond your own backyard.
DOC is increasing control operations from September 2018 to reduce the tahr population back down within the limits of the Himalayan Tahr Control Plan 1993.
Sirocco the kākāpō will be at Orokonui Ecosanctuary in Dunedin during September 2018. This is his first public appearance since 2014 and he’s ready to meet his fans once more.
Get involved in activities around the country, and find out about volunteering for conservation.
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It is with sadness that the iwi of Ruapehu acknowledge the fatal accident where a hiker fell in to Te Wai ā-moe (crater lake) and a temporary rāhui (prohibition) has been placed on the area.
It’s now easier than ever to get your tamariki into nature because there’s a brand new Kiwi Guardian adventure site launching at Pukenui Forest as part of this year’s Conservation Week.
A blessing to kick-start the restoration of Lake Whangape in Waikato’s north was held today following signing of a multi-agency agreement in July of this year.
Kākāpō fans around the world can now take a virtual tour of the critically endangered parrot’s homes on New Zealand’s rarely-visited Whenua Hou / Codfish and Anchor Islands.More