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
Check your local myrtle plants this summer to help track the spread of the fungal disease myrtle rust.
DOC is appealing for information after six headless fur seal pups were found in a remote but popular Christchurch bay.
A study has found use of the protein-based Vespex wasp bait for control of German and common wasps does not harm bee colonies.
Aerial 1080 pest control operation to help restore bird life and regenerate forest destroyed by pests at Rakaumangamanga / Cape Brett and Russell Forest has had successful results, with post operation pest figures significantly lower than expected.More