Department of Conservation - Latest News [Page 1]

New food safety advice for trout fishers

Friday, 30 September 2016, 12:47 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation wants anglers to be aware of new food safety advice about eating trout caught in areas after aerial 1080 pest control operations. More >>

Moratorium on marine mammal permits in Akaroa

Friday, 16 September 2016, 10:31 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is putting in place a ten-year moratorium on new permits to view or swim with marine mammals in Akaroa Harbour. More >>

DOC seeks feedback on Waitaha Hydro Scheme

Friday, 16 September 2016, 9:23 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is seeking feedback on a decision to ‘approve in principle’ an application from Westpower Ltd to construct and operate a hydro electric power scheme on the Waitaha River near Hari Hari on the West Coast of the South Island. ... More >>

Art, conservation join forces to restore Tamatea/Dusky Sound

Wednesday, 14 September 2016, 11:24 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC), and key partners, are launching an art exhibition to raise awareness of the Tamatea/Dusky Sound restoration programme in Fiordland. More >>

Ōkārito Forest pest control underway

Friday, 9 September 2016, 4:56 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation has completed the first stage of the Ōkārito Forest pest control operation in South Westland today. More >>

Kahurangi Battle for our Birds predator control begins

Friday, 9 September 2016, 10:53 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation has today started its Battle for our Birds predator control in Kahurangi National Park to protect native wildlife from rats and stoats. The predator control is aimed at protecting populations of whio/blue duck, great ... More >>

Online conservation game proves a hit

Tuesday, 6 September 2016, 5:09 pm | Department of Conservation

An online game developed to teach users about threats to whio in the wild is proving wildly popular. More >>

More Battle for our Birds sites confirmed

Tuesday, 6 September 2016, 12:19 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation has confirmed further Battle for our Birds pest control areas due to rising rodent numbers in South Island forests. Forest seeding in autumn has fuelled a surge in rat and mouse numbers, which will cause a stoat plague and ... More >>

Web cam albatross leaves Taiaroa Head

Tuesday, 6 September 2016, 12:07 pm | Department of Conservation

Moana, the northern royal albatross and star of the Department of Conservation’s (DOC) royal cam, has left Pukekura/Taiaroa Head on a long sea voyage. More >>

Work has started at Aniwaniwa

Monday, 5 September 2016, 2:20 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation has begun the process of dismantling and removing the old Aniwaniwa Visitor Centre this morning. Late this morning a small group, which included family members of the late John Scott, were taken on site to carry out a ... More >>

Old Aniwaniwa Visitor Centre to be dismantled

Friday, 2 September 2016, 12:41 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation begins the dismantling and removal of the old Aniwaniwa Visitor Centre next week. More >>

Whitebaiting illegal in National Parks

Friday, 2 September 2016, 12:31 pm | Department of Conservation

Whitebaiters heading out to rivers soon are reminded that whitebaiting is not permitted in National Parks. More >>

Feral food feast helps deal with problem pests

Friday, 2 September 2016, 11:27 am | Department of Conservation

Wellingtonians can help endangered species while feasting on gourmet dishes made from problem pests, at two special Harbourside Market days in September. More >>

First Battle for our Birds pest control complete

Wednesday, 31 August 2016, 3:23 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation has completed the Abbey Rocks and Haast Arawhata pest control operations in South Westland. More >>

DOC continues to support rescued Routeburn tramper

Friday, 26 August 2016, 11:38 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is continuing to support the Czech tramper rescued from the Routeburn Track on Wednesday. More >>

Routeburn tramper death

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 12:28 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is supporting the young woman whose partner has died on the Routeburn track and is working with the police to establish exactly what has happened. More >>

Join the War on Weeds this Conservation Week

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 1:40 pm | Department of Conservation

New Zealanders are being urged to help fight the War on Weeds by getting out and recording where the Dirty Dozen weeds are in their neighbourhood or local reserve. More >>

Whitebait catches look promising in Otago

Monday, 15 August 2016, 2:58 pm | Department of Conservation

Work by the Department of Conservation (DOC) and Contact Energy to improve Otago’s whitebait fishery means catches may be better this season following a poor season last year. More >>

DOC whitebaiting meeting

Monday, 15 August 2016, 12:05 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is holding a meeting in Balclutha on Tuesday 23 August to discuss whitebaiting. More >>

Protecting a local delicacy

Friday, 12 August 2016, 10:25 am | Department of Conservation

Fishers and keen cooks gearing up for whitebaiting season, opening on Monday 15 August, should be aware of the rules or the rare delicacy could disappear from dinner tables forever. More >>

 

 

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