Department of Conservation - Latest News [Page 1]

Whitebait season begins

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 2:22 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is asking whitebaiters to be responsible and follow the rules ahead of the start of the whitebait season tomorrow. More >>

Human interference ruled out for seal deaths

Friday, 10 August 2018, 11:19 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation says human interference was not to blame for the deaths of more than 40 New Zealand fur seals/kekeno at a remote bay in Banks Peninsula at the weekend. More >>

DOC keeping open mind about seal deaths

Sunday, 5 August 2018, 2:34 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is keeping an open mind about how more than 40 New Zealand fur seals/kekeno died, after their bodies were found on a remote bay in Banks Peninsula. More >>

Dogs missing in Kaweka Forest Park found

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 2:49 pm | Department of Conservation

Two dogs missing in the Kaweka Forest Park have been found Department of Conservation Ahuriri-Napier Acting Operations Manager Moana Smith-Dunlop says. More >>

New DOC uniform

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 12:14 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is marking World Ranger Day by launching a new uniform for its frontline rangers that is more comfortable and offers greater protection from the elements. More >>

Second Kaikoura sperm whale found dead

Monday, 30 July 2018, 1:50 pm | Department of Conservation

The death of a second semi-resident Kaikoura sperm whale in a month has been met with concern by those who know the animals. More >>

Captive population of rare skink established

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 1:14 pm | Department of Conservation

A secure population of one of New Zealand’s rarest skinks, the critically endangered Chesterfield skink has been established in captivity, with support from the Endangered Species Foundation (ESF) and Auckland Zoo. More >>

Rat caught on pest-free Motutapu island

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 10:07 am | Department of Conservation

Department of Conservation (DOC) rangers have trapped a rat at Home Bay on pest-free Motutapu island in the Hauraki Gulf. More >>

Statement about the whale in Wellington Harbour and Matariki

Friday, 6 July 2018, 3:40 pm | Department of Conservation

We appreciate there’s a keen public interest in the welfare of the southern right whale spotted in Wellington Harbour this week. Concerns sparked that this whale would be negatively impacted by the Matariki fireworks display Wellington City Council ... More >>

Give the whale space

Thursday, 5 July 2018, 1:10 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) reminds keen whale watchers to keep at least 50m away from the rare southern right whale/tohora currently enjoying Wellington Harbour. More >>

Napier Menzshed goes green

Thursday, 5 July 2018, 12:32 pm | Department of Conservation

Hawke’s Bay bird lovers will soon be able to view their avian friends up close and without disturbing them thanks to the hard work of Napier Menzshed volunteers. More >>

More rock daisies growing at Ōhau Point

Thursday, 5 July 2018, 11:14 am | Department of Conservation

The outlook is looking brighter for the native Ōhau rock daisy enduring on its earthquake-damaged Kaikōura coastal home with new plantings and new growth emerging. More >>

A beautiful name, now watch her soar

Tuesday, 3 July 2018, 3:08 pm | Department of Conservation

The votes are in and DOC’s latest Royal cam albatross chick has her new ‘female explorers’ themed name. Amīria is the Māori translation for Amelia (after Amelia Earheart) and a fitting name for the newest princess of the skies. Amelia Earheart ... More >>

DOC investigating deaths of native gulls

Monday, 18 June 2018, 1:36 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is appealing for information about the deaths of nine red-billed gulls in Kaikōura. More >>

DOC changing its service to exporters

Friday, 15 June 2018, 4:12 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is making a change to a service it provides to businesses exporting deer and other animal products. More >>

Leave seals alone – they’re just resting

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 4:43 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is reminding people to leave seals alone to rest. DOC East Coast Operations Manager John Lucas says as Winter arrives rangers are already responding to phone calls about seals that have wandered on to sections ... More >>

Whio education resource in te reo for Taranaki schools

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 11:29 am | Department of Conservation

31 May 2018 A new resource in te reo Māori has been released by the Department of Conservation (DOC) in Taranaki. It looks closely at whio, the very special ducks that live on the rivers and streams of Mounga Taranaki. More >>

Help name the latest online sensation

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 11:53 am | Department of Conservation

Millions of people have spent the last three years watching her neighbours grow up. Now for the third year running the Department of Conservation is inviting people to help name the newest Royal cam albatross chick at the Taiaroa Head colony on Otago ... More >>

Whale wows Napier crowd

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 5:31 pm | Department of Conservation

A humpback whale stopped in Hawke’s Bay today for lunch and a show just off Napier’s Marine Parade beach. More >>

Rare birds and rockets

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 12:55 pm | Department of Conservation

Monitoring shows a critically endangered native shore bird continues to nest and breed near the Rocket Lab launch site on Mahia Peninsula. More >>



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