Photo of a tūī resting on a branch.
Image: Richard Rossiter | ©
Local rangers in Fiordland undertake short-tailed bat monitoring in order to protect and learn more about these special, little native critters. But sometimes they are not the only little critter on show…. The New Zealand bat fly is a wingless fly that lives alongside short tailed bats and is a creature of nightmares for some.
Whether you’re a local, or you’re here on holiday, we all have a shared responsibility to look after this awesome place.
A behind the scenes look at how DOC cares for NZ's native species and natural environment. Our latest episode features DOC legend Herb Christophers sharing his experiences as a science communicator.
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