Sirocco the kākāpō
Image: Jake Osborne | DOC
When Auckland’s Remuera Golf Course went for the international Golf Environmental Organisation (GEO) certification in 2015, course superintendent (head greenkeeper) Spencer Cooper immediately got on the line to the Department of Conservation in Auckland.
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.
It's the only method that can be deployed rapidly to manage a pest boom over vast or rugged terrain. It’s cost effective and presents very little risk to the environment.More
Two West Coast sites today became part of Tohu Whenua, a programme identifying places of historic and cultural significance
Visitors to Doubtful Sound/Patea will notice new faces throughout the fiord with the instalment of individually carved poupou marine reserve markers – Te poupou o Rua o Te Moko.
DOC advises the planned Te Āpiti – Manawatū Gorge Battle for our Birds pest control operation will not happen this year.
Four New Zealand artists are set to be inspired by New Zealand’s natural environment and cultural heritage.More