Nicola Toki
Image: Richard Cosgrove | Fish & Game


Nicola Toki is DOC's Threatened Species Ambassador. Her role is to raise awareness and inspire action for our threatened native plants and animals.


Telling the stories of New Zealand's native wildlife is Nicola's passion. She loves getting people as excited about giant wētā as they are about kiwi or kākāpō.

Get to know Nicola and find out why so many of our species are threatened with extinction. Learn about the not-so-cuddly critters that need our attention with Critter of the Week.






Critter of the Week

Every Friday Nicola chats to Jesse Mulligan from Radio New Zealand about the not-so-cuddly critters that need our attention.

Red-billed gulls

Red-billed gulls.
Red-billed gulls
Image: David Cook Wildlife Photography ©

22 June 2018

Pestering you for the leftovers from the fish n’ chip packet, or making raucous noise and squabbling with each other to get the best place to stand on a rail  anyone who lives by the coast will be familiar with the red-billed gull. 

But, as Nic tells us, the population of this species is declining.

Hear Nic talk about red-billed gulls – Radio New Zealand website

Earlier Critter of the Week chats.


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The Threatened Species Ambassador is supported by Air New Zealand, as part of their partnership with DOC.

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