12 December 2014
The great white butterfly population in Nelson Tasman has been knocked down to a very low level but efforts continue to fully eradicate the pest, says the Department of Conservation.
10 November 2014
The Department of Conservation has completed its Battle for our Birds aerial predator control work over about 257,000 hectares of Kahurangi National Park - the largest in one area it has ever carried out.
03 September 2014
Department of Conservation monitoring has confirmed rat numbers are building to extremely high levels in many parts of Kahurangi National Park posing a major threat to native wildlife.
13 August 2014
The Department of Conservation says it has driven Nelson Tasman’s pest great white butterfly population into a state of decline but it needs the public’s help to drive it to extinction.
28 July 2014
A study of whio/blue duck in eastern Kahurangi National Park has shown the benefits of rearing ducklings in wildlife facilities. The study has also shown that aerial 1080 pest control has helped to increase whio numbers in the wild.
15 July 2014
The Department of Conservation is planning aerial pest control over a large area of Kahurangi National Park this spring to protect native species from predator plagues that could decimate their populations.
13 July 2014
Source: Office of the Minister of Conservation
New Zealand's largest-ever pest control programme has been given the go ahead to protect native wildlife like kiwi from a confirmed plague of rats and stoats, Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today in Maruia.
16 January 2014
The Department of Conservation says eight pilot whales it has spent two days trying to get safely back out to sea have been found stranded again on Farewell Spit this morning, a ninth whale with them and all in poor condition.
15 January 2014
Source: Project Janszoon
The largest stoat trapping network undertaken by a private trust in New Zealand is about to be completed, enabling the reintroduction of birds like pateke and kakariki back to the Abel Tasman National Park.