What to do if you find a seal
If you find a New Zealand fur seal it's usually best to leave it alone, however, there are exceptions.
DOC prepares for sell-out camping summer
DOC is gearing up to host approximately 60,000 campers over the upcoming summer at more than 300 campsites spread across New Zealand.
Know before you go
Take care of Aotearoa, and always be prepared for your trip.
Tongariro Alpine Crossing booking system
We encourage visitors to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing to book in advance for visits after 14 October.More
Get set for seabird-safe fishing
A “one-stop-shop” seabird-safe toolkit aims to help high seas fishing operators save up to 40,000 seabirds a year through improved fishing practices.
Plea for four-wheel-drivers to keep off riverbeds during bird nesting season
Canterbury groups and organisations committed to protecting vulnerable native birds nesting on the Ashley River/Rakahuri have a message to four-wheel-drivers: please don’t drive on the river during nesting season.
Kākāpō relocated to reduce monitoring load
DOC is investigating new monitoring solutions for the Waikato kākāpō population after the trial has shown some kākāpō continue to be highly active.
It’s a wrap for rats on Cook Islands atoll
A rat eradication operation has wrapped up on Cook Islands’ Palmerston Atoll (500km from Rarotonga), with the hope that introduced rats never return to menace the atoll’s community and ecosystems.More