Two antipodean albatrosses
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.
Learn about kākāpō conservation, donate or get involved.
We run conservation management projects, and have a recovery plan to protect our rare blue duck/whio.
Project Kākā aims to restore the diverse native forest bird, insect and plant communities in Tararua Forest Park.
Tiakina Ngā Manu, formerly Battle for our Birds, is DOC's successful predator control programme.
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.
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