iNaturalist NZ and other sites can help you to identify a plant or animal species.

DOC doesn't identify plant or animal species or need images of them.

What's this plant or animal?

Use the iNaturalist NZ website or app.

Upload photos as 'observations', and get help identifying species from the experts including DOC staff.

You can also meet other nature watchers and learn about New Zealand animals and plants. 

If it might be a pest or disease

Report a pest or disease to the Ministry of Primary Industries emergency hotline 0800 80 99 66.

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