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A behind the scenes look at how DOC cares for New Zealand's unique native species and natural environment.

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Nic Toki holding Takahē at Burwood.
Nic Toki at Burwood Takahē centre
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The DOC Sounds of Science podcast is hosted by our Threatened Species Ambassador Nic Toki.

Nic interviews our conservation experts and scientists to bring you a deep dive into some of the work happening in the conservation space.

Nic’s mission as Threatened Species Ambassador is to raise awareness and inspire action for our threatened native plants and animals.

Telling the stories of New Zealand's native wildlife is her passion.

She loves getting people as excited about giant wētā as they are about kiwi or kākāpō.

More information about Nic Toki.


Episode one

Marine species expert Hannah Hendriks talks whale strandings, post-mortems and crucial data. 

The birdsong at the start of this episode is the North Island robin.

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