Native animal stories
Read the latest stories to be added to the website for 2019.
21 June 2019
Our Director-General Lou Sanson talks about Waana Davis and Jim Maniapoto, the Queen’s Birthday honours, Te Awa Tupua – Whanganui River, iwi leaders’ advice to D-G, 9Wire, Jane Goodall’s New Zealand visit, Wild Creations, Fox landfill – river clean up, Backcountry Trust, Christchurch Helicopters, the Zero Invasive Predators (ZIP) research centre at Lincoln University, the Catlins, a DOC Matariki lunch, Fieldays and DOC coming second in the Randstad awards.
10 June 2019
Our Director-General Lou Sanson talks about the DOC commemoration service held for Scott Theobald, Paul Hondelink and Nick Wallis, diversity and inclusion at DOC, predator free Rakitu, Windy Hill Sanctuary, PSA-DOC High Performance Engagement, Canterbury trampers helping out, the Isaac Conservation and Wildlife Trust, Māori rock art and recent conservation stories.
05 February 2019
Department of Conservation Director-General Lou Sanson shares some of DOC’s stories, talks top priorities for 2019, thanks staff for their hard work over the holiday break and celebrates the environmental and conservation recipients from the 2019 New Year’s Honours list.
22 January 2019
Te Whanganui-A-Hei (Cathedral Cove) Marine Reserve is a great place to see fish in the marine environment. However, as more people visit the reserve a problem is emerging that can cause serious issues for the fish, swimmers and snorkelers.