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 limit bycatch.
DOC is the lead agency for protecting New Zealand’s native species and ecosystems from threats such as 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.