Arawai Kākāriki is leading the ecological restoration of five significant wetland sites in New Zealand.
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.
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.
Our 10-year partnership with Fonterra supports work to enable farming and freshwater to thrive together.
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 investigating the feasibility of eradicating pigs, cats and mice from Auckland Island (Maukahuka) in the New Zealand subantarctic island region.
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.
Tiakina Ngā Manu, formerly Battle for our Birds, is DOC's successful predator control programme.
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