Introduction

Explore some findings from DOC's Monitoring and Reporting System on peoples' participation in recreation and New Zealand's biodiversity and the introduced animals and plants that threaten it.

Highlights

These factsheets are complementary technical information to the Annual Report 2017-18.

General factsheets

Information to increase our understanding of New Zealand's biodiversity.

Distribution maps of mammalian pressures

Factsheets on a specific indicator or measure

Interactive factual evidence that is delivered as progress reports on implemented indicators and measures:

Biodiversity

Abundance and distribution of possums (Factsheet 1)
Estimates of possums’ national distribution and abundance can help direct control efforts on PCL, and also provides important baseline information against which future assessments and different management interventions can be compared

Abundance and distribution of ungulates (Factsheet 2)
Estimates of ungulates’ national distribution and abundance can help direct control efforts on PCL, and also provides important baseline information against which future assessments and different management interventions can be compared

Security of threatened and at risk taxa – managed species (Factsheet 3)

Ecosystem representation of managed ecosystems (Factsheet 4)
Management of priority ecosystems; and ecosystem representation and change in ecological integrity of managed ecosystems

Ecosystem representation and protection status (Factsheet 5)
How well are threatened ecosystems protected?

Ecosystem representation & protection status – marine (Factsheet 6)
Proportion of ecosystems protected; and percentage of environmental unit in marine reserves and marine mammal sanctuaries

Ecosystem function – mast seeding
Mast seeding events in forests

Abundance and distribution of common and widespread taxa – birds
Assessment of status and trend in common and widespread terrestrial species across all public conservation land (PCL) in New Zealand

Security of threatened and at risk taxa – kākāpō
Current and predicted trends in the abundance and distribution of threatened and at risk tax – kākāpō (Strigops habroptilus)

Ecosystem representation and protection status – LENZ
Proportion of ecosystems protected and under indigenous cover: Land Environments of New Zealand (LENZ)

Security of threatened and at risk taxa – taxon: kākāpō

Abundance and distribution of rabbits
Estimates of rabbits’ national distribution and abundance can help direct control efforts on PCL, and also provides important baseline information against which future assessments and different management interventions can be compared

Abundance and distribution of hares
Estimates of hares’ national distribution and abundance can help direct control efforts on PCL, and also provides important baseline information against which future assessments and different management interventions can be compared

Recreation

Utilisation of recreation facilities and services – DOC assets (Factsheet 7)
To ensure visitors continue to enjoy outstanding experiences on PCL and waters, DOC monitors use of its extensive and growing portfolio of visitor assets to help guide investment and operational planning

Visitor experience: Satisfaction with DOC’s 'Great Walks' (Factsheet 8)
Understanding visitors’ experiences through their eyes is essential if DOC is to continue to provide outstanding visitor experiences on its world-renowned 'Great Walks'

Visitor experience: Safety on DOC’s 'Great Walks'
Visitors' perceptions and experiences regarding their own safety and wellbeing on ‘Great Walks’ helps ensure the effectiveness of DOC’s safety-related efforts

DOC assets are spread across public conservation lands
DOC invests heavily in the construction and maintenance of an extensive portfolio of visitor assets across Aotearoa/New Zealand to support recreational opportunities on public conservation land and waters

DOC assets are up to standard
Each year, DOC’s extensive portfolio of visitor assets is subject to continual inspection and maintenance to ensure continued compliance with relevant internal and external standards

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