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.
Arawai Kākāriki is leading the ecological restoration of five significant wetland sites in New Zealand.
These two large-scale ecological restoration projects in Hawke’s Bay are transforming the way pest management, research, and education is carried out and creating new ways to inspire community involvement.
This small Fiordland island has a big conservation story and even boasts its own species of skink.
The South West NZ Endangered Species Charitable Trust works with DOC to restore Coal Island in Fiordland National Park. The aim is to establish a world class sanctuary for rare and endangered native species.
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.
This scenic highlight on the drive to Milford Sound is home to some important conservation projects.
The population of South Island lesser short-tailed bats in the Eglinton Valley is a 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.
Goat control work is being carried out on Arapawa Island Scenic Reserve to protect distinctive native vegetation.
This collaborative project was set up to restore and boost numbers of kōaro in the Waitarere Stream at Kaikaitahuna.
DOC and Ngati Rangi iwi are involved with Karioi Rahui, an ecological restoration project on the southern slopes of Mt Ruapehu.
This mainland site acts like an island refuge for some of our most endangered species. It's a hotspot of educational opportunities and home to our most accessible Great Walk.
This project aims to protect some of our most precious taonga in a stunning and little-known area of the Whanganui National Park.
Find out about this major conservation project working to restore the Kepler area to its former state.
Waikato agencies are working together to improve water quality at Lake Whangape and the natural habitats that adjoin it.
Lead the Way encourages dog owners to become wildlife wise and know how to act to protect coastal wildlife.
Our 10-year partnership with Fonterra supports work to enable farming and freshwater to thrive together.
Mainland islands aim to protect and restore habitats on the mainland of New Zealand through intensive management of introduced pests. Learn what makes each of our five mainland islands special.
The Manganui o te Ao River along with other smaller mountain rivers hold high numbers of whio.
An ambitious programme to eradicate marram grass from the dune systems is underway at Mason Bay, Rakiura National Park.
Isolation, dedication and community support are helping one of New Zealand's icon shore birds on Bay of Plenty's Matakana Island.
This pest management project protects a wide range of native flora and fauna in the iconic Matukituki Valley. It will benefit native species, ecosystems and recreational users.
Following the successful eradication of mice from Antipodes Island, DOC and Ngāi Tahu have completed an investigation into the feasibility of eradicating pigs, cats and mice from Auckland Island in the New Zealand subantarctic region.
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.
Taking a whole catchment approach, Ngā Awa is working in partnership with others to restore the biodiversity of 14 rivers from mountains to sea.
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.
Get information about the Oparara Blue Duck Protection Programme, sponsored by Solid Energy.
This project aims to restore Pigeon Island, a 73 ha inshore island in Tamatea/Dusky Sound, to its former biological glory.
This community-based conservation project is restoring the biodiversity on Pomona Island, Lake Manapōuri.
The vision of Predator Free Rakiura is to grow Rakiura / Stewart Island as a taonga (treasure). By working together, ecosystems and communities can thrive and benefit one another.
Find out about this community-driven project dedicated to the protection and enhancement of kōwhai trees in Otago.
The islands of Ipipiri/eastern Bay of Islands are coming alive. Project Island Song is leading the restoration of this archipelago, returning native plant and animal species for all to enjoy.
Project Kākā aims to restore the diverse native forest bird, insect and plant communities in Tararua Forest Park.
Project River Recovery maintains and restores braided river and wetland habitat in the South Island’s upper Waitaki Basin for the benefit of its native plants and animals, some of which are only found in, or only breed in, this region.
Donations from trampers on the Routeburn Track have enabled the set up of over 180 stoat trap boxes in the area to help protect native species.
DOC runs a research programme monitoring sea lions in the Auckland Islands.
Secretary Island is reaping the rewards of over a decade of conservation efforts and the results are priceless.
This project is helping increase native species in Sinbad Gully by reducing invasive pests.
The New Zealand government is committed to protecting our valuable marine biodiversity. Work is underway to establish a network of Marine Protected Areas on the south-east coast of the South Island – from Timaru to Waipapa Point.
Located on the wild and remote Fiordland coast, Tamatea/Dusky Sound is the focus of a cutting edge project to see it restored to one of the most intact ecosystems on Earth.
The Taranaki Crossing is a project within the Egmont National Park, connecting and upgrading a series of walking tracks on the maunga.
This integrated species protection programme operates in the beech forests that line the Maruia Valley.
Both DOC and MPI are working on the Government's response strategy to the Sea Change – Tai Timu Tai Pari Marine Spatial Plan for the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park.
Tongariro Forest is one of eight security sites for whio, and has the highest numbers of pairs protected and the highest density of birds than anywhere else in the country.
The 'Treasure Islands' campaign is a joint initiative between DOC and Auckland Council to help protect conservation islands in the Hauraki Gulf.
Tū Te Rakiwhānoa Drylands is an initiative to better protect the iconic Mackenzie Basin/Te Manahuna’s unique landscapes, flora and fauna.
The Waikite valley of the Central North Island is steeped in geothermal activity, and home to rare geothermal vegetation.
DOC is working with the wider community on an exciting project to restore the Waimea Inlet, adjacent to the city of Nelson.
This sustainable fishery project aims to enhance whitebait habitats on the West Coast.
How DOC is managing the wilding tree problem in the Mackenzie basin and upper Waitaki valley.
These species-specific programmes protect our native wildlife.
Tiakina Ngā Manu is DOC's successful predator control programme.
Get involved in activities around the country, and find out about volunteering for conservation.