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Alpine adventurers help rock wren bounce back

Friday, 29 July 2016, 10:13 am | Department of Conservation

Rock wren in the Homer Saddle and Gertrude Valley are making a comeback thanks to a trapping project run by the Southland Section of the New Zealand Alpine Club (SSNZAC). More >>

Winter resting for seals in Wellington

Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 3:43 pm | Department of Conservation

New Zealand fur seals (Kekeno) are frequent visitors to costal shores of Wellington during the winter months. Seals can turn up in unexpected places, and it is common for them to lie immobile for long periods of time on beaches and rocks. More >>

Battle for our Birds 2016 operations begin

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 10:23 am | Department of Conservation

The largest pest control operation in New Zealand’s history has been launched today by Conservation Minister Maggie Barry. More >>

Volcanic Advisory removed for Ruapehu’s summit craters area

Tuesday, 5 July 2016, 5:28 pm | Department of Conservation

Media release 5pm 5 July 2016 Volcanic Advisory removed for Ruapehu’s summit craters area The Department of Conservation has removed the area of caution around the summit area of Mt Ruapehu due to a reduction in Volcanic Alert Level to normal. The Department ... More >>

Call for school children to become our habitat heroes

Tuesday, 5 July 2016, 1:23 pm | Department of Conservation

Children from early childhood centres, primary schools and community groups throughout the country are being encouraged think about how they could make a difference to their local environment. More >>

Seal snatched on Hokitika Beach

Monday, 4 July 2016, 12:23 pm | Department of Conservation

On Saturday 2nd of July, Department of Conservation staff were alerted to a young seal pup being driven at high speeds on a quad bike on Hokitika Beach. More >>

Fitting name for famous albatross chick

Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 3:08 pm | Department of Conservation

Fitting name for famous albatross chick The royal cam albatross chick at Pukekura/Taiaroa Head has been named Moana. Announcing the winning name, the Department of Conservation’s threatened species ambassador Nicola Toki said Moana is the Māori name for ocean, ... More >>

Have your say on sea lion threats

Monday, 20 June 2016, 4:18 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) and Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) are seeking public comment on the draft New Zealand sea lion/rāpoka Threat Management Plan. More >>

Celebrating our nature this volunteer week

Friday, 17 June 2016, 2:37 pm | Department of Conservation

National Volunteer Week, 19 – 25 June, is an occasion to celebrate people of all ages making time in their busy lives to volunteer and help protect New Zealand’s natural heritage. More >>

Feedback invited on draft Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tāne Plan

Wednesday, 15 June 2016, 9:31 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is seeking feedback on the draft Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tāne Conservation Park Management Plan which details how the park will be managed in the future. More >>

Independent review shows DOC is on track to meet challenges

Tuesday, 14 June 2016, 10:49 am | Department of Conservation

An independent review of the Department of Conservation (DOC), carried out by the State Services Commission (SSC), shows DOC is on the right track to meet its conservation challenges. More >>

Feedback invited on draft Paparoa National Park Management

Wednesday, 1 June 2016, 10:09 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is inviting people to have their say on the draft Paparoa National Park Management Plan which details plans for how the park will be managed going forward. More >>

Mouse blitz team leaves for Antipodes

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 2:12 pm | Department of Conservation

The Million Dollar Mouse project to rid Antipodes Island of mice is underway with the departure of a rodent eradication team to the remote nature reserve and World Heritage Area. More >>

DOC stands by system for maintaining structures and huts

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 11:36 am | Department of Conservation

DOC says it has a very detailed and thorough system for checking and maintaining its more than 13 500 structures and huts to ensure they are safe for public use. More >>

Volcanic Advisory modified for Ruapehu’s summit craters area

Tuesday, 24 May 2016, 4:02 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation has reduced the area of caution around Ruapehu’s crater to 400m from the Crater Lake shore. More >>

New Picton crèche for rowi kiwi

Friday, 20 May 2016, 2:00 pm | Department of Conservation

Kaipupu Point Sounds Wildlife Sanctuary at the head of Picton harbour is to become a new crèche for endangered rowi kiwi. More >>

Volcanic warning to people climbing Mt Ruapehu

Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 1:45 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation today issued a warning to climbers and trampers on Mt Ruapehu, not to enter the Summit Hazard Zone on the mountain until further notice. GNS Science have issued a Volcanic Alert Bulletin today and raised the Volcanic Alert ... More >>

Longer Heaphy Track mountain biking season proposed

Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 9:51 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is inviting people to have their say through written submissions on a proposal to extend the Heaphy Track mountain biking season from its current five months to eight months. More >>

Albatross chick needs a name

Tuesday, 10 May 2016, 2:30 pm | Department of Conservation

The albatross chick at Pukekura/Taiaroa Head which has become an internet sensation will soon have a name. More >>

Whio shooting penalties a warning – identify your target

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 5:12 pm | Department of Conservation

A Danish national has been convicted and fined today in the Christchurch District Court for hunting and killing a protected species—whio/blue duck. More >>

 

 

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