2013 media releases
IntroductionView DOC media releases from 2013.
Bay of Plenty
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.