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.
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
The body of a juvenile dolphin, thought to be a Māui dolphin, has been found washed up on an Auckland beach.
DOC is reminding dog owners to control their dogs on beaches after a little blue penguin/kororā was killed by two dogs
Three tracks on Great Barrier Island (Aotea Island) will be closed as of 31 January 2019 due to kauri dieback, the DOC’s GBI Office can confirm.
Te Ruapekapeka Trust and DOC have signed the Te Ruapekapeka Pā and Battlefield Strategy and Plan, to protect the mana whenua and taha wairua of the Ruapekapeka Pā.More