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.
Critically endangered sea lion shot
25 July 2013
The Department of Conservation is asking for public help following the shooting last month of a critically endangered New Zealand sea lion/rāpoka/whakahao in Stewart Island.
DOC asks the public: have we got our conservation strategies right?
26 June 2013
The Department of Conservation (DOC) is asking the public to have their say on its management of recreation and our natural and historic heritage in the south and eastern South Island.
Whale Stranding on Stewart Island/Rakiura
21 June 2013
A single pilot whale, found stranded on a small beach close to the start of the Rakiura Great Walk on Stewart Island / Rakiura on Wednesday, has been euthanised.
Historic Skippers generator restored
10 June 2013
A generator that ran an early hydro-electric plant near Skippers has been preserved.
Rare ducks released into Milford Track
23 February 2013
Seventy-four endangered brown teal/pāteke were released into the Arthur Valley on the Milford Track on Thursday 21 February 2013 as a result of a new Great Walk conservation initiative between the Department of Conservation and Air New Zealand.
Celebrate our wetlands - they take care of our water!
31 January 2013
Wetlands play a vital role in regulating water quality and volume as it flows from the mountains to the sea. World Wetlands Day is this Saturday, 2 February 2013.
Snares Island snipe doing well in new home
11 January 2013
Newly released Snares Island snipe are doing well in their new home on predator-free Codfish Island/Whenua Hou after their recent transfer.