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Report illegal activity

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

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).

Conservation emergencies include damaged and/or unsafe visitor facilities.

Call 111 for all fire and search and rescue emergencies.

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