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.
This project began in 2009 aiming to remove the seven remaining animal pests from the islands. Rangitoto and Motutapu were officially declared pest free on 27 August 2011.
The 'Treasure Islands' campaign is a joint initiative between DOC and Auckland Council to help protect conservation islands in the Hauraki Gulf.
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 ecologically restoring three of New Zealand’s foremost estuarine and freshwater wetland sites.
This collaborative project was set up to restore and boost numbers of kōaro in the Waitarere Stream at Kaikaitahuna.
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.
DOC and Ngati Rangi iwi are involved with Karioi Rahui, an ecological restoration project on the southern slopes of Mt Ruapehu.
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 Waikite valley of the Central North Island is steeped in geothermal activity, and home to rare geothermal vegetation.
This project aims to protect some of our most precious taonga in a stunning and little-known area of the Whanganui National Park.
The Manganui o te Ao River along with other smaller mountain rivers hold high numbers of whio.
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.
Project Kākā aims to restore the diverse native forest bird, insect and plant communities in Tararua Forest Park.
Find out about our attempts to protect a threatened colony of short-tailed bats in the Tararua Forest Park.
Goat control work is being carried out on Arapawa Island Scenic Reserve to protect distinctive native vegetation.
DOC is working with the wider community on an exciting project to restore the Waimea Inlet, adjacent to the city of Nelson.
Experience Momorangi gives campers and day visitors the opportunity to enjoy, learn about and be involved in restoration of Momorangi Bay Scenic Reserve.
The Glaciers to Wetlands Restoration Project aims to restore the Ōkārito wetland system and has been made possible by funding from the Air New Zealand Environment Trust.
Get information about the Oparara Blue Duck Protection Programme, sponsored by Solid Energy.
Learn about the long-term goal to establish a population whio/blue duck in Styx-Arahura Valleys on the West Coast. The project is sponsored by Solid Energy.
This integrated species protection programme operates in the beech forests that line the Maruia Valley.
This sustainable fishery project aims to enhance whitebait habitats on the West Coast.
Motukarara Conservation Nursery grows Canterbury plants exclusively. View information on the nursery and how to plan and maintain a native garden.
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.
How DOC is managing the wilding tree problem in the Mackenzie basin and upper Waitaki valley.
Lead the Way encourages Dunedin dog owners to become wildlife certified so they can be better prepared when interacting with coastal wildlife.
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.
Find out about this community-driven project dedicated to the protection and enhancement of kōwhai trees in Otago.
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.
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 the only known viable population of this species on mainland South Island.
Monitoring and translocation projects are conducted each year for endangered species in Fiordland.
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.
Find out about this major conservation project working to restore the Kepler area to its former state.
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.
This project aims to restore Pigeon Island, a 73 ha inshore island in Dusky Sound, to its former biological glory.
This community-based conservation project is restoring the biodiversity on Pomona Island, Lake Manapōuri.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn about DOC's work to prepare an eradication plan for pigs and cats on Auckland Island.
An ambitious programme to eradicate marram grass from the dune systems is underway at Mason Bay, Rakiura National Park.
Following the successful eradication of mice from Antipodes Island, DOC is currently investigating the feasibility of eradicating pigs, cats and mice from Auckland Island.
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.
Predator Free Rakiura aims to eradicate possums, rats, feral cats and hedgehogs from Stewart Island/Rakiura.
DOC runs a research programme monitoring sea lions in the Auckland Islands.
These species-specific programmes protect our native wildlife.
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.
Get involved in activities around the country, and find out about volunteering for conservation.
Find out about some of our completed projects.