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See regional Conservation Week media releases
17 December 2019
In a rare event, a Hector's dolphin has been found dead on the foreshore at the head of Piopiotahi/Milford Sound in Fiordland.
13 December 2019
The ‘no vacancy’ sign is going up at the takahē homeland in Fiordland’s Murchison Mountains this summer as it becomes full with DOC’s release of a record 41 takahē.
02 December 2019
DOC welcomes the sentencing of the three men found guilty and convicted of taking native fish (whitebait) from the Waitutu area of Fiordland National Park.
13 November 2019
Pioneering conservationist Richard Henry’s crucial contribution to saving our endangered native birds is remembered today, 13 November 2019, the 90th Anniversary of his death.
11 October 2019
The future for whio is looking more secure thanks to a new agreement between DOC, Real Journeys and Genesis.
03 October 2019
DOC welcomes the successful prosecution of three whitebaiters who were found guilty of whitebaiting on the Waitutu river in Fiordland National Park
06 May 2019
DOC is working with Emergency Management Southland and Milford Sound Tourism Limited to address surface flooding at Milford Sound.
19 February 2019
DOC is currently investigating an historic underground diesel plume discovered in Milford Sound/Piopiotahi.