Introduction

Send your questions or feedback to the most relevant contact to get the best and fastest response from the Department of Conservation.

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COVID-19: Stay safe

DOC's response to COVID-19

Budget 2020: Environment jobs

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How to report pests and identify species

How to report pests and identify species.

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Report illegal activity

Ring the DOC emergency hotline 0800 DOC HOT (0800 362 468).

If you're Deaf, hearing impaired, Deafblind or speech impaired you can use the New Zealand Relay Service to call us.

Illegal activity includes:

  • illegal whitebaiting
  • vandalism of huts and tracks
  • removal of plants from reserves
  • killing or catching native wildlife
  • fishing in marine reserves
  • disturbing marine mammals.

More information about reporting illegal activity

Report sick, injured or dead wildlife

  • 1–2 animals: call the DOC emergency hotline 0800 DOC HOT (0800 362 468).
  • 3 or more animals: call the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) pest and disease hotline 0800 80 99 66.
  • Whale or dolphin strandings: call the DOC emergency hotline 0800 DOC HOT (0800 362 468).

Report conservation emergencies

Call the DOC emergency hotline 0800 DOC HOT (0800 362 468).

If you're Deaf, hearing impaired, Deafblind or speech impaired you can use the New Zealand Relay Service to call us.

Conservation emergencies include damaged and/or unsafe visitor facilities.

Call 111 for all fire and search and rescue emergencies.

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