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01 December 2015
DOC has tightened permit conditions for commercial shark cage diving on Stewart Island/Rakiura and will increase monitoring.
25 November 2015
A man has been convicted over the shooting of a rare and protected black-billed gull/tarāpuka.
06 November 2015
Several pilot whales/ūpokohue which stranded at Doughboy Bay on Stewart Island/Rakiura this week had to be euthanised by DOC staff to minimise their suffering.
05 November 2015
DOC staff on Stewart Island/Rakiura hope Ulva Island’s elusive rat is dead.
15 October 2015
Trapping a rat that has invaded predator free Ulva Island/Te Wharawhara, off the coast of Stewart Island/Rakiura, is a high priority for DOC staff.
29 September 2015
A 15 metre whale has washed up at the southern end of Oreti Beach, near Invercargill.
28 August 2015
Kākāpō Recovery has been boosted by almost $70,000 following two successful fundraisers, initiated by supporters of the programme.
22 July 2015
You can join a DOC and Real Journeys joint expedition to Dusky Sound and get involved in conservation work there.
25 March 2015
The Department of Conservation (DOC) has learned a lot about using self-setting traps to rid islands of rats from a trial just completed on Native Island, off Stewart Island/ Rakiura.
29 January 2015
The project had been in planning with winter 2015 as a target date but has been delayed for a year until winter 2016. The eradication must take place in the winter when mice numbers are at their lowest and food resources are scarce.
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