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Saving our modern-day dinosaurs

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 4:10 pm | Department of Conservation

Almost unchanged from its 150 million-year old fossilised relatives, these little battlers are among the world’s oldest frogs and in desperate need of help. More >>

Gone Gecko

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 11:40 am | Department of Conservation

The Marlborough green gecko, Naultinus manukanus , was reported missing on 19 July. The padlock to its terrarium was absent, and marks on the latch point toward this having been forced or cut. More >>

Leave seals alone – they’re just resting

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 11:35 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is reminding the public to leave seals alone to rest. East Coast Operations Manager, John Lucas says he is concerned about reports of an incident last week where a group of people with a dog chased a seal near Midway ... More >>

US Ambassador visits conservation island

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 4:35 pm | Department of Conservation

US Ambassador visits conservation island Today His Excellency Scott Brown, Ambassador of the United States of America to New Zealand visited an iconic island sanctuary to witness the work his Embassy has done supporting seabird recovery. The Ambassador ... More >>

Caution required in all alpine areas of Tongariro Park

Friday, 14 July 2017, 10:44 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is advising hikers and climbers venturing above the snowline on Mounts Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngauruhoe to be aware of hazards they may not be used to. More >>

Whio release on Styx and Arahura Rivers

Thursday, 13 July 2017, 5:19 pm | Department of Conservation

Tomorrow seven whio (blue duck) will be released onto the upper Styx and upper Arahura Rivers near Hokitika after nearly a year of whio wooing. More >>

Birds & Bats On The Rise After Widespread Predator Control

Thursday, 13 July 2017, 10:36 am | Department of Conservation

Native species are on the rise thanks to intensive trapping and aerial 1080 operations across Fiordland National Park, latest monitoring results show. More >>

Four kākāpō make epic journey

Tuesday, 11 July 2017, 12:43 pm | Department of Conservation

Four critically endangered kākāpō have been moved to predator-free Hauturu/Little Barrier Island, in the Hauraki Gulf as part of a programme to secure the survival of the flightless native parrot. More >>

DOC and Tūhoe’s IPANZ award a win for all New Zealand

Thursday, 6 July 2017, 4:20 pm | Department of Conservation

DOC and Tūhoe’s IPANZ award a win for all New Zealand Department of Conservation Deputy Director General, Strategy and People, Mervyn English has today paid tribute to Tūhoe in bringing Te Urewera, a legal personhood truely to life. Tūhoe and DOC ... More >>

Predator protection boosts black-fronted tern breeding

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 9:23 am | Department of Conservation

Black-fronted tern breeding in Molesworth Station has taken a turn for the better with terns in protected colonies having their most productive breeding season in five years. In the 2016-2017 breeding season, nesting productivity was five times ... More >>

Tongariro National Park Management Plan partial review

Friday, 23 June 2017, 3:39 pm | Department of Conservation

The public was asked to get involved with the Tongariro National Park Management Plan (TNPMP) partial review and they have, with 53 submissions received and 19 submitters speaking to their submissions at the hearings earlier this month. More >>

Endangered Kiwi – Hit and run in Raurimu

Friday, 23 June 2017, 2:33 pm | Department of Conservation

A kiwi hit and run incident in Raurimu last night has resulted in a plea from the Department of Conservation. “Watch out for endangered Kiwis wobbling across roads at night” pleads Tongariro district Kiwi Ranger, Jenny Hayward. “They look a ... More >>

Mountain runner conquers weeds on Colonial Knob reserve

Friday, 23 June 2017, 12:31 pm | Department of Conservation

Porirua endurance-runner Jean Beaumont is no stranger to big challenges. 100-mile runs over mountain ranges are her bread and butter. Her next cross-country challenge will require an added task – tackling the invasive weed tradescantia (also known ... More >>

Greater fishing opportunities in Lake Taupō

Monday, 19 June 2017, 10:37 am | Department of Conservation

The new fishing season will see some changes to the existing Taupō Fishery regulations as the Department of Conservation strives to provide better opportunities to help anglers, and families, enjoy this this fantastic fishery. More >>

Public tip off leads to capture of marine reserve poachers

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 1:49 pm | Department of Conservation

The work of a keen-eyed bystander led to a dramatic marine reserve poaching apprehension on Wellington’s south coast last month. More >>

DOC works with Goodnature to protect rare kiwi

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 4:03 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is working with conservation techology company Goodnature to install the latest traps at a remote South Westland site to better protect one of our rarest kiwi. More >>

DOC works with Goodnature to protect rare kiwi

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 2:47 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is working with conservation techology company Goodnature to install the latest traps at a remote South Westland site to better protect one of our rarest kiwi. More >>

Fine for taking marine life from Te Angiangi Marine Reserve

Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 4:14 pm | Department of Conservation

A Flaxmere man has been fined $650.00 plus costs for attempting to take kina from Te Angiangi Marine Reserve, which is an offense under the Marine Reserve Act. In December 2016, Department of Conservation Ranger Rod Hansen observed Nicholas Eugene ... More >>

Tabua (ceremonial sperm whale teeth) being returned to Fiji

Monday, 29 May 2017, 2:11 pm | Department of Conservation

More than a hundred polished sperm whale teeth, known as tabua, that came to New Zealand from Fiji have been returned to Fiji. More >>

Orca Stranding Eastern Bay of Plenty

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 10:58 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation was notified of an orca stranding at Whangaparaoa, Cape Runaway in the Eastern Bay of Plenty around 2pm yesterday and were told four of the six Orca were already dead. More >>

 

 

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