Sirocco the kākāpō
Image: Jake Osborne | DOC
Kiwi populations around the country are declining at an average of 2% a year – a serious situation. It’s mostly due to predation upon kiwi chicks by stoats, cats, dogs and ferrets. The goal for Save Our Iconic Kiwi is to turn this decline around, so that every type of kiwi is increasing in number.
DOC is working on an indigenous freshwater fish amendment bill to halt the decline of our indigenous freshwater fish species.
We want everyone’s opinion on whitebait. We’re collecting views from all over the country from now until 7 January 2019.
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DOC is adopting new tactics to protect wildlife by encouraging dog owners to better control their dogs on beaches and coastlines.
The pitter patter of little takahē feet is on the cards at Kahurangi National Park after the first eggs of the new wild population have been found.
Ongoing improvements of pest control efforts led to Sanctuary and New Zealand-firsts.More