Department of Conservation - Latest News [Page 1]

New home for kiwi at Fox Glacier

Friday, 14 December 2018, 3:49 pm | Department of Conservation

DOC rangers Guinevere Coleman and Tracey Dearlove with rowi kiwi, and recently released rowi kiwi in burrow. Photo credit: John Reid. More >>

Māui dolphin found dead on Auckland beach

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 2:35 pm | Department of Conservation

The body of a juvenile dolphin, thought to be a Māui dolphin, has been found washed up on an Auckland beach. More >>

Wild Creations combines art and environment

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 12:55 pm | Department of Conservation

Four New Zealand artists are set to be inspired by New Zealand’s natural environment and cultural heritage. More >>

Ant-detection dog gives Kāpiti Island the all-clear

Monday, 3 December 2018, 1:35 pm | Department of Conservation

An expert sniffer-dog has scoured Kāpiti Island for any sign of Argentine ants and given it the all-clear. More >>

Mass pilot whale stranding at Chatham Islands

Friday, 30 November 2018, 2:20 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation, (DOC) has been dealing with a mass stranding of whales overnight at Chatham Islands. More >>

Tragic accident highlights avalanche risk

Friday, 30 November 2018, 1:08 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) says yesterday’s tragic accident where a climber was killed by an avalanche and another was rescued highlights the risks involved in exploring New Zealand’s mountains. More >>

Oparara investment to protect environment and visitors

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 1:41 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation says the newly announced $5.6 million Provincial Growth Fund investment at the Oparara Valley in Kahurangi National Park will ensure the natural heritage arches and cave ecosystems of the area are protected for future ... More >>

How NZ will become predator free by 2050

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 12:46 pm | Department of Conservation

Achieving a predator free New Zealand will allow our native wildlife and forests the chance to survive and thrive once again. More >>

Record number of albatross eggs laid at Pukekura

Monday, 26 November 2018, 12:11 pm | Department of Conservation

Dunedin’s Royal Albatross Centre is preparing for a possible influx of albatross chicks following a record number of eggs being laid this year. More >>

Web camera has Kāpiti Marine Reserve covered

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 12:58 pm | Department of Conservation

The reserve is now being monitored 24/7 by a high-tech web camera that provides a live feed of any illegal activities occurring within the reserve. More >>

No sign of kauri dieback disease detected at Tāne Mahuta

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 11:28 am | Department of Conservation

New test results have detected no sign of kauri dieback disease close to Tāne Mahuta, although a further two positive records have been confirmed in the wider area. One is near the site sampled in June 2018. More >>

Dog owners urged to Lead the Way to protect native wildlife

Sunday, 18 November 2018, 12:35 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is adopting new tactics to protect wildlife by encouraging dog owners to better control their dogs on beaches and coastlines. More >>

Kahurangi gets takahē tick with first eggs found

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 1:24 pm | Department of Conservation

The pitter patter of little takahē feet is on the cards at Kahurangi National Park after the first eggs of the new wild population have been found. Takahē trio Te Uatorikiriki, Rerehu and Pipper have successfully laid three eggs in one nest at ... More >>

DOC welcomes arrest over threats against staff

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 11:32 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) says it welcomes the arrest of a man over threats made against staff, saying this particular case has been harrowing. Police have arrested and charged a man with blackmail in relation to four threatening letters that were ... More >>

New tahr hunting opportunity offered this summer

Thursday, 1 November 2018, 2:01 pm | Department of Conservation

For the first time the Department of Conservation (DOC) will be providing opportunities for hunters to gain air-access to the Hooker/Landsborough Wilderness Area, Adams Wilderness area and nine sites in Westland Tai Poutini National Park early in 2019. More >>

DOC extends submission deadlines for park plan reviews

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 9:31 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation(DOC) has extended the public submission period for the draft Aoraki/Mount Cook and Westland Tai Poutini national park management plans. More >>

Funeral arrangements

Thursday, 25 October 2018, 3:56 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is working closely with the families of senior rangers Paul Hondelink and, Scott Theobald on the arrangements for their funerals. More >>

DOC supporting family and colleagues after helicopter crash

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 4:19 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is rallying around family and colleagues of the staff who died in a helicopter crash this morning in Wanaka. More >>

DOC releases Tahr Control Operational Plan

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 11:20 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) will begin tahr control this week following the release of its operational plan outlining how it will work with the hunting sector to reduce tahr numbers in the central South Island. More >>

DOC to restrict beehive movement on PCL

Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 11:36 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is putting immediate restrictions on all beehive movements on Public Conservation Land (PCL) in a bid to contain the spread of the fungal disease myrtle rust. More >>



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