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23 December 2016
Numbers of endangered bats and birds are up in the Kepler area of Fiordland National Park after aerial predator control this spring, recent monitoring has shown.
02 December 2016
A search for the elusive Fiordland crested penguin/ tawaki in Milford Sound/ Piopiotahi has revealed the birds to be thriving.
18 November 2016
Popular visitor sites in Southland are being destroyed because of inconsiderate four-wheel drive users, forcing DOC to rethink access rights to some areas.
19 September 2016
We will start our aerial 1080 pest control operation in the Dart, Routeburn and Caples Valleys on Wednesday 21 September.
14 September 2016
DOC and key partners are launching an art exhibition to raise awareness of the Tamatea/Dusky Sound restoration programme in Fiordland.
30 August 2016
Pest control has been confirmed to tackle increased rodent levels that threaten Fiordland's vulnerable native species.
09 August 2016
DOC is poised to start its Battle for our Birds pest control in the Arthur valley in Fiordland National Park this week to protect native wildlife from rats and stoats.
29 July 2016
Rock wren in the Homer Saddle and Gertrude Valley are making a comeback from catastrophic decline thanks to a predator trapping project run by volunteers.
24 May 2016
Planning for our Battle for our Birds pest control programme to protect native wildlife from rats and stoats is underway in Fiordland National Park.
20 May 2016
The vulnerable Te Kakahu/Chalky Island skink is doing well thanks to a herpetofauna project supported by Chalky Digits and the Fiordland Conservation Trust.
29 April 2016
DOC's Kākāpō Recovery Team invites the public to come and view some of this year’s kākāpō chicks.
08 April 2016
Office of the Minister of Conservation
The first stage of a record breeding season for the kākāpō has come to a close, with the last egg of the year hatching this morning.
05 April 2016
DOC and Fish & Game are urging trampers and river users on the Milford Track to clean their gear before entering the area to prevent didymo being introduced to the Clinton River.
18 March 2016
2016 may become the most successful kākāpō breeding in the history of the species recovery programme, Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says.
19 February 2016
The first kākāpō chick of 2016 has hatched on Anchor Island in Dusky Sound, Fiordland.
05 February 2016
DOC has ‘kea proofed’ hundreds of boxed stoat traps in the Murchison Mountains this summer following an unusual spate of kea interference with traps there.
26 January 2016
Discarded hot ashes nearly burnt down Hope Arm Hut earlier this month.
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