Stoat with dead chick
Biosecurity helps prevent damage by animal pests, weeds, didymo, and diseases like kauri dieback.
The conservation status of our species is assessed according to their risk of extinction.
The Conservation Services Programme (CSP) monitors the impact of commercial fishing on protected species, studies species populations and looks at ways to mitigate bycatch.
DOC is working to protect New Zealand’s native species, ecosystems, outdoor recreation and heritage sites from climate change.
CITES is an international agreement that regulates and monitors trade in animal and plant species to ensure it does not threaten their long-term survival in the wild.