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.
Endangered parakeets moved to avoid predicted pest plague
20 December 2013
Seventeen critically endangered native parakeets have been transported from the South Island to predator free Tūhua / Mayor Island, in the Bay of Plenty, to keep them safe from a predicted plague of predators in the beech forests where these rare native birds live.
Mt Tarawera wilding pines under attack
11 November 2013
The fifth season of wilding pine control on Mt Tarawera began earlier this month.
Locals dig deep for Tarawera Trail
06 November 2013
The Tarawera Trail car park is nearing completion with approximately 1000 trees being planted last week in the vicinity of the car park. Delays have meant the planting was happening much later than planned but the trees needed to get in as soon as possible, before the ground dried out too much.
Forest Restoration Project on target with half a tonne of pests trapped in first 36 hours
10 September 2013
Source: Forest Restoration Project
Just 36 hours after being set, the network of pest-specific, humane traps in dense native bush near Rotorua has trapped a staggering half a tonne (376) pests; a promising start for organisers and the Department of Conservation (DOC).
Island invaders on Mokoia Island
13 March 2013
Mokoia Island houses a number of endangered species that just became a little more endangered of late. A dead rat in a trap and mouse tracks have been discovered on the island during routine monthly checks carried out by Department of Conservation (DOC) staff.