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Rare Tūturuatu washes up in Hawke’s Bay

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 12:09 pm | Department of Conservation

One of New Zealand’s rarest animals the tūturuatu or shore plover is now even closer to extinction after one was found dead in Westshore this past week. More >>

Hawke’s Bay showcases transformation for biodiversity

Monday, 20 November 2017, 3:25 pm | Department of Conservation

Hawke’s Bay has shared with the rest of New Zealand what the future of biodiversity and predator control could look like at a three-day conference held here in Napier. More than 280 of the best and brightest from the sector descended on the city’s ... More >>

Research shows most New Zealanders support pest control

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 3:29 pm | Department of Conservation

Initial findings from a social research project show that most New Zealanders support the need for pest control. The Biological Heritage National Science Challenge project, led by a national team from the Department of Conservation, Manaaki Whenua Landcare ... More >>

DOC respond to possible mouse sighting on Tiritiri Matangi

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 1:49 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is responding to a possible mouse sighting on pest-free Tiritiri Matangi island in the Hauraki Gulf. More >>

Stranded orca in Marlborough returned to the sea

Monday, 13 November 2017, 3:38 pm | Department of Conservation

An orca stranded on Marfells Beach in Marlborough since yesterday [Sunday] has been successfully refloated this afternoon and was swimming out to sea. A pontoon was used to float the orca out to deeper water as the tide came in around 1.30pm. Once ... More >>

Kaikōura’s Native Species & Conservation Areas A Year Later

Monday, 13 November 2017, 11:36 am | Department of Conservation

Kaikōura’s Native Species And Conservation Areas A Year On From November 2016 Earthquake More >>

A predator free Hawke’s Bay

Friday, 10 November 2017, 3:30 pm | Department of Conservation

Driving towards a predator free Hawke’s Bay is a huge positive step in allowing native species to thrive where we live, work and play. More >>

Bad behaviour a cause for concern in Fiordland

Thursday, 9 November 2017, 10:18 am | Department of Conservation

Obnoxious hut behaviour is once again causing concern for the Department of Conservation (DOC), after a tramper laid a formal complaint against a group of jetboaters at Lake Alabaster Hut on the Hollyford Track, Fiordland National Park. More >>

Christchurch Helicopters helps rare parakeet

Wednesday, 18 October 2017, 8:32 pm | Department of Conservation

Christchurch Helicopters helps rare parakeet A new partnership between the Department of Conservation and Christchurch Helicopters to help save our rarest forest bird, the orange-fronted parakeet/kākāriki karaka, was announced at an event in Christchurch ... More >>

Love Your Backyard And Make a Difference This Week

Monday, 2 October 2017, 1:23 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is encouraging people of all ages to look in their backyard this Conservation Week and see how they can help protect and nurture our amazing and unique wildlife. More >>

DOC calls in police after alleged vehicle tampering

Friday, 29 September 2017, 12:07 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation has laid complaints with police after several incidents of alleged vehicle tampering in the past few weeks. There have been three cases where wheel nuts were allegedly loosened on DOC, private and contractor’s vehicles in ... More >>

Sad end for Dunedin’s leopard seal pup

Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 2:30 pm | Department of Conservation

A leopard seal pup born on Dunedin’s St Kilda beach yesterday morning has been euthanised after its mother failed to bond and left for the ocean this morning. Born to what is thought to be a first-time mother, the pup would likely have drowned shortly ... More >>

New Kiwi Guardians medal for Māori Language Week

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 1:27 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation’s Toyota Kiwi Guardians education programme is getting a new te reo activity in honour of Māori Language Week. More >>

Beaked whale loses beak – illegal chainsaw removal

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 10:02 am | Department of Conservation

5 September 2017 Beaked whale loses beak – illegal chainsaw removal The Department of Conservation is appealing for information after a 5-metre Gray’s beaked whale that washed up dead on a Greymouth beach had its beak illegally chain sawed off. ... More >>

Rat Incursion on Resolution Island, Dusky Sound

Friday, 1 September 2017, 9:05 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is asking all boat owners and operators in Fiordland to be predator-aware after a rat was discovered on Resolution Island, Dusky Sound. More >>

Clarification around the future of Kapiti Island

Tuesday, 29 August 2017, 7:44 pm | Department of Conservation

We need to correct a statement made by Victoria University earlier today. In a release promoting one of their art exhibitions, they said the Department of Conservation was going to triple the number of visitor permits issued to Kapiti Island from 10,000 ... More >>

Conservation Week - Not Too Late to Become a Habitat Hero

Friday, 25 August 2017, 11:42 am | Department of Conservation

There is still time for primary schools, community groups and early childhood centres to make a difference to their local environment through the Habitat Heroes competition. More >>

Farewell Spit eco-sanctuary to be a wondrous experience

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 10:48 am | Department of Conservation

HealthPost and the Department of Conservation are excited about working together to establish an eco-sanctuary on Farewell Spit and adjoining public conservation land in Golden Bay. More >>

Endangered saddleback find new home in Fiordland

Tuesday, 22 August 2017, 9:27 am | Department of Conservation

South Island tīeke/saddleback have been introduced to a new intensively-managed island site in Dusky Sound, Fiordland in a bid to allow the overall tīeke population to expand. More >>

DOC seeks information after lizards found

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 3:50 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is urging the public to come forward with information after 58 lizards were found stuffed in a discarded lunchbox at the Christchurch Botanical Gardens. More >>

 

 

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