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Fire risk being closely monitored in the South Island

Friday, 15 February 2019, 2:09 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is closely monitoring conditions and will keep areas open wherever it is safe to do so but will be closing some tracks as fire risks increase. More >>

Over 100 ducklings make for a loved up Valentine’s Day

Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 3:36 pm | Department of Conservation

Department of Conservation rangers and volunteers have been given a lovely Valentine’s Day gift with more than 100 whio ducklings sighted on a recent survey in the Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tane Conservation Park in the central North Island. DOC Ranger Jacob De ... More >>

DOC pauses National Park Management Plan reviews

Monday, 4 February 2019, 4:46 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) has paused its review of two national park management plans while it works through the implications of the Supreme Court’s decision relating to Ngāi Tai. Public feedback has been sought on the draft Aoraki/Mount Cook and ... More >>

Reminder to control dogs to protect penguins

Monday, 4 February 2019, 12:20 pm | Department of Conservation

The death of a juvenile little blue penguin/kororā, killed by a dog near the Whangawehi stream at Mahia Peninsula, has prompted the Department of Conservation (DOC) to remind owners to control their dogs. More >>

Little blue penguins stolen from nest

Wednesday, 30 January 2019, 1:21 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is concerned about the potential smuggling of little blue penguin/kororā in Hawkes Bay, after receiving information about the capture and removal of two birds from a burrow at Perfume Point in Napier. More >>

New Royalcam chick makes its first appearance

Thursday, 24 January 2019, 5:19 pm | Department of Conservation

The newest star of the Department of Conservation’s (DOC’s) internationally renowned Royalcam live stream has hatched to blustery conditions at Pukekura/Taiaroa Head on Otago Peninsula. More >>

Cape Kidnappers cliff collapse closes walk to gannet colony

Thursday, 24 January 2019, 1:59 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is working closely with the Hastings District Council, NZ Police and the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council who are managing the emergency response to the slip at Cape Kidnappers. More >>

Man sentenced in Nelson for killing a kea

Wednesday, 23 January 2019, 1:23 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation welcomes the conviction of a Richmond man for killing a kea and says it is an important reminder that killing legally-protected kea is unacceptable. More >>

Last chance to submit on national park plan reviews

Monday, 21 January 2019, 12:55 pm | Department of Conservation

The deadline is coming up for the public to provide feedback on the draft Aoraki/Mount Cook and Westland Tai Poutini national park management plans. More >>

The mysterious decapitation of six fur seal/kekeno pups

Thursday, 10 January 2019, 10:16 am | Department of Conservation

A necropsy (post-mortem) carried out on three of the six New Zealand fur seal/kekeno pups found decapitated late last year has ruled out the possibility of foul play. More >>

Six fur seal/kekeno pups found decapitated

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 12:37 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is appealing for information after six headless fur seal/kekeno pups were found in a remote but popular Christchurch bay. More >>

Study finds Vespex wasp bait safe for bee colonies

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 10:13 am | Department of Conservation

A study has found use of the protein-based Vespex wasp bait for control of German and common wasps does not harm bee colonies. More >>

Give elephant seal a wide berth

Monday, 17 December 2018, 4:59 pm | Department of Conservation

Aucklanders have an unexpected Christmas guest on the beach, in the form of an elephant seal. More >>

New home for kiwi at Fox Glacier

Friday, 14 December 2018, 3:49 pm | Department of Conservation

DOC rangers Guinevere Coleman and Tracey Dearlove with rowi kiwi, and recently released rowi kiwi in burrow. Photo credit: John Reid. More >>

Māui dolphin found dead on Auckland beach

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 2:35 pm | Department of Conservation

The body of a juvenile dolphin, thought to be a Māui dolphin, has been found washed up on an Auckland beach. More >>

Wild Creations combines art and environment

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 12:55 pm | Department of Conservation

Four New Zealand artists are set to be inspired by New Zealand’s natural environment and cultural heritage. More >>

Ant-detection dog gives Kāpiti Island the all-clear

Monday, 3 December 2018, 1:35 pm | Department of Conservation

An expert sniffer-dog has scoured Kāpiti Island for any sign of Argentine ants and given it the all-clear. More >>

Mass pilot whale stranding at Chatham Islands

Friday, 30 November 2018, 2:20 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation, (DOC) has been dealing with a mass stranding of whales overnight at Chatham Islands. More >>

Tragic accident highlights avalanche risk

Friday, 30 November 2018, 1:08 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) says yesterday’s tragic accident where a climber was killed by an avalanche and another was rescued highlights the risks involved in exploring New Zealand’s mountains. More >>

Oparara investment to protect environment and visitors

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 1:41 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation says the newly announced $5.6 million Provincial Growth Fund investment at the Oparara Valley in Kahurangi National Park will ensure the natural heritage arches and cave ecosystems of the area are protected for future ... More >>

 

 

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