2013 media releases
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Funding boost for community conservation efforts
23 December 2013
Source: Office of the Minister of Conservation
Ninety community groups are to receive $3.6 million in Government funding to support conservation projects throughout the country, Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today.
Auckland school children camping out for conservation in pilot education programme
04 December 2013
Students to spend 3 days on Motutapu Island at a pilot camp created to foster young conservation ambassadors in Auckland.
Have your say on a conservation park proposal for Aotea/Great Barrier Island
04 December 2013
The Department of Conservation is seeking public feedback on a proposal to establish a conservation park on Aotea/Great Barrier Island.
Takahē chicks hatch on Motutapu Island, a huge step in saving the species
21 November 2013
The first takahē chicks have been hatched on pest free Motutapu Island, near downtown Auckland, marking a major milestone in securing the survival of this critically endangered native bird.
Reward for information leading to capture of pest bird - the red vented bulbul
09 October 2013
The Department of Conservation (DOC) is offering a reward for sighting information that leads to the capture of a pest bird - the red vented bulbul.
Auckland man fined $12,000 for illegally importing ivory
10 July 2013
A 58 year old Auckland man has been fined a total of $12,000 for illegally importing elephant ivory into New Zealand.
Queen's Birthday Weekend launch for Kiwi Ranger programme at Tiritiri Matangi
21 May 2013
Kiwi Ranger, a family focused conservation education programme, will be launched at Tiritiri Matangi Island at Queen's Birthday Weekend.
Auckland Zoo boosts survival chances of Otago skink
17 May 2013
The survival chances of one of New Zealand’s most endangered lizards has taken a turn for the better with a new sponsorship by Auckland Zoo aimed at protecting Otago skinks in the Grandview Range, near Wanaka.
New multi-day visitor experience for Rangitoto and Motutapu islands
24 April 2013
Visitors to Auckland will soon be able to enjoy a new multi-day walking experience on Rangitoto and Motutapu islands – the Rangitoto Motutapu Haerenga – A Journey through Sacred Islands.
Have your say on the Northland, Auckland and Waikato Conservation Management Strategies
06 March 2013
Submissions on the draft Conservation Management Strategies for Northland, Auckland and Waikato need to be received by 4:30pm on Friday 15 March 2013.
Fake gannets entice real gannets to hatch chick
24 January 2013
Two and a half years after a fake gannet colony was set up on Motuora Island, in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park, gannets have hatched a chick on the island hopefully starting a real gannet colony.