Battle for our Birds is DOC's successful national predator control programme that protects our most vulnerable native species.
Biosecurity helps to prevent damage caused by unwanted organisms. These include animal pests, weeds, didymo, and diseases like kauri dieback.
DOC is the lead agency for protecting New Zealand’s native species and ecosystems from threats such as climate change.
This programme uses highly trained dogs and their handlers to detect New Zealand’s protected species or unwanted pests.
The eradication of spartina in the mud flats that make up the Invercargill estuary was thought to be an impossible task. Through dogged determination and hard work we are close to achieving this goal.
An operation to remove rats from Rakitū off the east coast of Aotea / Great Barrier Island has begun.
A DOC conservation dog has sniffed out a mouse on a truck that was being barged to pest free Motuihe island in the Hauraki Gulf.
Learn about DOC's work to prepare an eradication plan for pigs and cats on Auckland Island.
DOC supports Fire and Emergency New Zealand with suppressing fires on public conservation land.
DOC has an important role in understanding how freshwater biodiversity will respond to climate change and how to manage freshwater conservation.
The conservation status of hoiho is Threatened – Nationally Endangered, meaning they face a high risk of extinction in the short term.
DOC is responsible for protecting kauri on public conservation land and other land it manages, including many of New Zealand’s most significant kauri forests.
DOC has procedures to ensure its animal pest operations are effective, managed safely and meet all legal requirements.
An ambitious programme to eradicate marram grass from the dune systems is underway at Mason Bay, Rakiura National Park.
This five-year Threat Management Plan will guide the recovery of the nationally critical New Zealand sea lion/rāpoka.
Predator Free 2050 is an ambitious goal to rid New Zealand of the most damaging introduced predators that threaten our nation’s natural taonga, our economy and primary sector.
Predator Free Rakiura aims to eradicate possums, rats, feral cats and hedgehogs from Stewart Island/Rakiura.
Rampant weeds are smothering our native plants and destroying our native landscapes. Help stop them now, and join the action to protect our nature.
Meet the agencies and organisations working together to achieve Predator Free 2050.
How DOC is managing the wilding tree problem in the Mackenzie basin and upper Waitaki valley.