Introduction

Explore some findings from DOC’s Monitoring and Reporting System on peoples' participation in recreation and New Zealand's biodiversity and the introduced animals and plants that threaten it.

Highlights

These factsheets are complementary technical information to the Annual Report 2016-17. The factsheet numbers match the references used in the annual report. 

 

General factsheets

Information to increase our understanding of New Zealand's biodiversity and visitation on public conservation land:

New International Visitors Survey opens opportunities (Factsheet 1)
National parks are key contributors to the national and regional economic benefits that flow from international tourism

Distribution maps of mammalian pressures

Factsheets on a specific indicator or measure

Interactive factual evidence that is delivered as progress reports on implemented indicators and measures:

Biodiversity

Ecosystem function – mast seeding (Factsheet 3) 
Mast seeding events in forests 

Ecosystem representation of managed ecosystems (Factsheet 10)
Management of priority ecosystems; and ecosystem representation and change in ecological integrity of managed ecosystems

Ecosystem representation & protection status
How well are threatened ecosystems protected?

Abundance and distribution of common & widespread taxa – birds (Factsheet 4)
Assessment of status and trend in common and widespread terrestrial species across all public conservation land (PCL) in New Zealand

Species composition & diversity - South Island robin
South Island robin (Petroica australis), Eglinton Valley, Fiordland 

Security of threatened & at risk taxa – South Island long-tailed bats (Factsheet 5)
Current and predicted trends in the demographics of populations of threatened and at risk taxa – South Island long-tailed bats (Chalinolobus tuberculatus), Eglinton Valley, Fiordland

Security of threatened & at risk taxa – kākā (Factsheet 6)
Current and predicted trends in the demographics of populations of threatened and at risk taxa – kākā (Nestor meridionalis)

Security of threatened & at risk taxa – Australasian bittern (Factsheet 7)
Current and predicted trends in the abundance and distribution of threatened and at risk taxa Australasian bittern (matuku, Botaurus poiciloptilus

Security of threatened & at risk taxa – kākāpō (Factsheet 8)
Current and predicted trends in the abundance and distribution of threatened and at risk tax – kākāpō (Strigops habroptilus)

Ecosystem representation & protection status – LENZ
Proportion of ecosystems protected and under indigenous cover: Land Environments of New Zealand (LENZ)

Ecosystem representation & protection status – marine (Factsheet 11)
Proportion of ecosystems protected; and percentage of environmental unit in marine reserves and marine mammal sanctuaries

Security of threatened & at risk taxa – managed species (Factsheet 9)

Security of threatened & at risk taxa – taxon: kākāpō

Abundance and distribution of possums (Factsheet 12)
Estimates of possums’ national distribution and abundance can help direct control efforts on PCL, and also provides important baseline information against which future assessments and different management interventions can be compared

Abundance and distribution of ungulates (Factsheet 13)
Estimates of ungulates’ national distribution and abundance can help direct control efforts on PCL, and also provides important baseline information against which future assessments and different management interventions can be compared

Abundance and distribution of rabbits (Factsheet 14)
Estimates of rabbits’ national distribution and abundance can help direct control efforts on PCL, and also provides important baseline information against which future assessments and different management interventions can be compared

Abundance and distribution of hares (Factsheet 15)
Estimates of hares’ national distribution and abundance can help direct control efforts on PCL, and also provides important baseline information against which future assessments and different management interventions can be compared

Recreation

International visitors' trends in national parks (Factsheet 16)
Monitoring trends in visitation to national parks helps guide DOC’s investment and operational planning to ensure visitors continue to enjoy outstanding experiences, while also preserving and conserving Aotearoa/New Zealand’s natural treasures

Utilisation of DOC assets (Factsheet 17)
To ensure visitors continue to enjoy outstanding experiences on PCL and waters, DOC monitors use of its extensive and growing portfolio of visitor assets to help guide investment and operational planning 

Visitor experience: Satisfaction with DOC’s ‘Great Walks’ (Factsheet 18)
Understanding visitors’ experiences through their eyes is essential if DOC is to continue to provide outstanding visitor experiences on its world-renowned ‘Great Walks’

Visitor experience: Safety on DOC’s ‘Great Walks’
Visitors’ perceptions and experiences regarding their own safety and wellbeing on ‘Great Walks’ helps ensure the effectiveness of DOC’s safety-related efforts

DOC assets are spread across public conservation lands
DOC invests heavily in the construction and maintenance of an extensive portfolio of visitor assets across Aotearoa/New Zealand to support recreational opportunities on public conservation land and waters

DOC assets are up to standard
Each year, DOC’s extensive portfolio of visitor assets is subject to continual inspection and maintenance to ensure continued compliance with relevant internal and external standards. 

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