CITES regulates and monitors trade in endangered animal and plant species to ensure it does not threaten their long-term survival in the wild.
Apply for an authorisation to move, possess or farm freshwater species.
Apply for a permit if you want to undertake commercial activities involving marine mammals, or you want to take, hold, import or export marine mammals.
Apply for a permit to hold, catch, handle or release wildlife.
Apply for a permit to monitor species or conduct research within a marine reserve.
Apply for an access arrangement to prospect, explore or mine on public conservation land.
You must have a concession (permit) from DOC to fly a drone (of any size) on public conservation land for any reason, including private and non-commercial use.
Apply for a permit to collect samples or undertake research on plants, soils, rocks, invertebrates, fresh water fish species or historic materials that are on public conservation land.
If you’re not sure which research or wildlife authorisation you need, try our decision-making tool.
DOC has a responsibility to ‘give effect to the principles’ of the Treaty of Waitangi (Treaty) in all the work we do.
Explore our nature with interactive mapping tools and free downloadable data.