Find out about our work protecting marine species.
Find out about completed projects.
DOC and the owners of Great Mercury have eradicated rats and cats to enhance the native wildlife and improve the conservation of 'threatened' and 'at risk' plants.
Battle for our Birds is DOC's successful national predator control programme that protects our most at-risk native wildlife and forests on conservation land around New Zealand.
We coordinate the banding of birds within New Zealand. Find out why it’s important to band birds, what to do if you find a banded bird, and how to become a certified bander.
We run conservation management projects, and have a recovery plan to protect our rare blue duck/whio.
This programme uses highly trained dogs and their handlers to detect New Zealand’s protected species or unwanted pests.
The Conservation Services Programme (CSP) monitors the impact of commercial fishing on protected species, studies species populations and looks at ways to limit bycatch.
The population of South Island lesser short-tailed bats in the Eglinton Valley is the only known viable population of this species on mainland South Island.
DOC travelled to the Antipodes Island in winter 2016 and eradicated mice with support from our partners the Morgan Foundation, WWF-New Zealand, Island Conservation and the New Zealand public.
Monitoring and translocation projects are conducted each year for endangered species in Fiordland.
DOC is concerned about the risks to beekeeping sustainability in New Zealand. We are taking the lead by creating a sustainable model for beekeeping – one based on conservation.
This collaborative project was set up to restore and boost numbers of kōaro in the Waitarere Stream at Kaikaitahuna.
Learn about kākāpō conservation, donate or get involved.
Isolation, dedication and community support are helping one of New Zealand's icon shore birds on Bay of Plenty's Matakana Island.
In the Bay of Plenty there are three species of beech mistletoe, one species of dwarf mistletoe and two species of green mistletoe currently known to be present.
Motukarara Conservation Nursery grows Canterbury plants exclusively. View information on the nursery and how to plan and maintain a native garden.
Ngā Whenua Rāhui is a funding programme that exists to protect the natural integrity of Māori land and preserve mātauranga Māori.
The Northern Fiordland Whio 'Security Site' located in Fiordland National Park is one of eight sites identified as a priority for whio management in the national whio recovery plan.
Find out about this community-driven project dedicated to the protection and enhancement of kōwhai trees in Otago.
Project Kākā aims to restore the diverse native forest bird, insect and plant communities in Tararua Forest Park.
We work to protect marine species including dolphins and sharks.
Report a sighting, or search the database for descriptions, habitat information and distributions of frogs, lizards and reptiles.
DOC runs a research programme monitoring sea lions in the Auckland Islands.
This project is helping increase native species in Sinbad Gully by reducing invasive pests.
The Takahē Recovery Programme involves DOC’s dedicated Takahē Team and iwi working with a network of people around New Zealand, to ensure the takahē is never again considered extinct.
Located on the wild and remote Fiordland coast, Dusky Sound is the focus of a cutting edge project to see it restored to one of the most intact ecosystems on Earth.
This integrated species protection programme operates in the beech forests that line the Maruia Valley.
Nicola Toki is DOC's Threatened Species Ambassador. Her role is to raise awareness and inspire action for our threatened native plants and animals.
Toutouwai or North Island robin were returned to their former home of Moehau in the northern Coromandel Peninsula to create a self-sustaining population of North Island robin.
Find out about our attempts to protect a threatened colony of short-tailed bats in the Tararua Forest Park.
Wildlife health is about ensuring we have healthy and robust populations of wildlife. We work on investigating wildlife diseases.
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.