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September 2016
This is a report on the operations of the Department of Conservation for the year ended 30 June 2016.

View the Department of Conservation's Annual Report for the year ended 30 June 2016. Presented to the House of Representatives pursuant to section 44(1) of the Public Finance Act 1989, this is a report on the operations of the Department of Conservation.

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Department of Conservation Annual Report 2016 cover.

Annual Report for year ended 30 June 2016 (PDF, 7,029K)
(includes Statement of Intent 2016–2020)

Technical reports

The National status and trend reports 2015–2016 provide complementary technical information. These contain detailed information about the status of biodiversity on New Zealand’s public conservation lands, each one with a particular focus


We have been making some changes to improve the way we work within DOC, building on structure and system changes already made to support this strategy of growing conservation in partnership with others and focussing our work on where we can make the most gains. Our aim is to harness increasing public interest in conservation, get many more people involved, and embed conservation as a core part of New Zealand’s identity.

At the same time, we maintain our focus on biodiversity, recreation and historic heritage outcomes – ensuring we prioritise our work to deliver strong conservation gains for New Zealanders.

Highlights for the 2015/16 financial year include:

  • Working in partnership with others to grow conservation continues to provide positive results, with current partnerships evolving through widening reach (Air New Zealand, NEXT) and new partners stepping in as other partnerships draw to a close (Meridian Energy and kakapo).
  • Great Mercury Island declared pest-free;
  • Successful conclusion of Million Dollar Mouse operation on Antipodes;
  • New collaborative visitor offering on West Coast – Old Ghost Road open and heavily booked;
  • Healthy Nature Healthy People launched – promotion with Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand

Publication information

© Crown copyright, September 2016

ISSN 1176-7324 (print)
ISSN 1177-990X (online)

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