Department of Conservation - Latest News [Page 1]

Historic Hooker Hut removed for safekeeping

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 11:55 am | Department of Conservation

The oldest hut in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park is on the move again this week. More >>

CCPF and jet boat company improve trapping

Wednesday, 6 May 2015, 1:24 pm | Department of Conservation

CCPF and jet boat company improve trapping The Community Conservation Partnership Fund and a jet boat company are helping control predators in Southland and Fiordland. Birdlife in the area is healthier thanks to new stoat traps being installed along ... More >>

Battle for Our Birds programme protects native species

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 12:12 pm | Department of Conservation

Latest field monitoring results indicate the Department of Conservation’s recent large-scale pest control programme has succesfully knocked back rats and stoats and helped protect vulnerable native species across large areas of South Island beech ... More >>

Removal of Gardiner Hut

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 2:41 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) has completed the removal of Gardiner Hut which was deemed beyond repair after a significant rock avalanche in July 2014. More >>

Ginger is the New Black

Tuesday, 14 April 2015, 4:15 pm | Department of Conservation

With famous ginger pop star Ed Sheeran on stage in NZ, another ginger media star - Kindara– took front stage at the weekend. More >>

‘Extinct’ native plants rediscovered

Tuesday, 7 April 2015, 11:11 am | Department of Conservation

Department of Conservation rangers have rediscovered a native herb that was believed extinct and another herb thought to be extinct in the wild. More >>

Te Anau Wildlife Centre welcomes kākā and farewells kea

Thursday, 2 April 2015, 2:33 pm | Department of Conservation

Te Anau Wildlife Centre is set to join the Department of Conservation’s kākā captive breeding programme after the resident birds have successfully reared chicks this summer. More >>

Pest wasps cost economy $130 million a year

Thursday, 2 April 2015, 11:39 am | Department of Conservation

Introduced wasps are estimated to cost New Zealand’s economy more than $130 million a year, according to a new study released today, with the biggest economic impacts on farming, beekeeping, horticulture and forestry workers. More >>

Ramps save endangered sea lion pups

Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 2:02 pm | Department of Conservation

New images and footage released today reveal how ‘escape’ ramps installed in holes in the ground are saving endangered sea lion pups from a needless death. More >>

Self-setting traps controlling island rats

Wednesday, 25 March 2015, 3:29 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) has learned a lot about using self-setting traps to rid islands of rats from a trial just completed on Native Island, off Stewart Island/ Rakiura. The trial began in December 2013 when Goodnature A24 traps for rats ... More >>

Chinese Ambassador farewells godwits on flight to China

Saturday, 21 March 2015, 5:33 pm | Department of Conservation

The Chinese Ambassador to New Zealand visited the Pūkorokoro Miranda Shorebird Centre on the Firth of Thames today (Friday March 20) to watch bar-tailed godwits and red knots that are flying to China on the way to their breeding grounds in Alaska and ... More >>

Taupō golf course becomes luxury retirement home for takahe

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 9:59 am | Department of Conservation

Critically endangered takahē have a new retirement home in Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary thanks to work undertaken by its bird-loving owner, Gary Lane, to secure the site from predators. The Department of Conservation (DOC) will deliver takahē pair, Grant ... More >>

Youth paddle plastic bottle kayaks in Abel Tasman

Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 9:28 pm | Department of Conservation

A passionate group of young people will be paddling kayaks made from plastic bottles along the Abel Tasman coastline this weekend to counter plastic pollution and encourage sustainability. More >>

DOC urges hunters to think before they shoot this season

Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 10:29 am | Department of Conservation

With the annual deer “roar” or “rut” approaching, the Department of Conservation is reminding hunters to put safety first at all times and think before they shoot. More >>

Board welcomes review of Conservation Management Strategy

Monday, 16 March 2015, 12:50 pm | Department of Conservation

The preliminary consultation process for the Wellington CMS is now underway. This CMS applies to a vast area from Wellington, up the east coast through the Wairarapa and Tararua Districts, across the Ruahine Forest Park, from Taihape out to the mouth ... More >>

Kakariki released into Abel Tasman National Park

Friday, 13 March 2015, 2:13 pm | Department of Conservation

Ten kakariki or yellow-crowned parakeet have today been released into the Abel Tasman National Park to join a further 12 birds released last year. More >>

Biggest year by far for takahē breeding facility

Thursday, 12 March 2015, 11:40 am | Department of Conservation

Once presumed extinct, the critically endangered takahē has had a hugely successful breeding season thanks to work undertaken by the Department of Conservation (DOC) in partnership with Mitre 10. More >>

Molesworth Station road to reopen

Wednesday, 11 March 2015, 11:21 am | Department of Conservation

The Acheron Road through Molesworth Station is to reopen from 7am Thursday 12 March, after sufficient rain fell to reduce the fire danger. More >>

Rat and mice found on Adele Island wildlife sanctuary

Tuesday, 10 March 2015, 10:04 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is reminding visitors to Abel Tasman National Park’s predator-free islands to make sure no rodents are on board their boats after a rat and 13 mice were caught on Adele Island/Motuarero-nui. DOC has been working with ... More >>

Orokonui Ecosanctuary to become crèche for rare kiwi

Monday, 9 March 2015, 5:01 pm | Department of Conservation

A new ‘creche’ facility at Orokonui Ecosanctuary is to welcome its first occupants this month—five critically endangered Haast tokoeka kiwi chicks. More >>

 

 

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