Department of Conservation - Latest News [Page 2]

DOC welcomes prison sentence for 1080 blackmailer

Friday, 7 June 2019, 4:04 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) welcomes the prison sentence handed down today to the man convicted of blackmail for sending threatening letters to DOC staff in Taranaki. More >>

Operation Blizzard reveals information about illegal trade

Tuesday, 4 June 2019, 1:07 pm | Department of Conservation

Python skin handbags, crocodile watchstraps, and traditional medicines containing turtles have been seized in New Zealand as part of an international operation against the illegal trade in reptiles. More >>

Budget 2019 – DOC funding increase

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 2:26 pm | Department of Conservation

Budget 2019 provides an additional $10.699 million over the next four years to improve the Department of Conservation’s security, and health and safety systems. More >>

Matariki whale signposts resurgence of southern right whale

Sunday, 26 May 2019, 12:37 pm | Department of Conservation

The sight of a tohorā/southern right whale such as Matariki in Wellington harbour wasn’t just a fluke or a one-off – a report released today by the Department of Conservation (DOC) confirms their population status is continuing to improve. More >>

Four Sisters Walk in Waipoua Forest to temporarily close

Monday, 20 May 2019, 10:06 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) and Te Roroa (kaitiaki over Waipoua Forest) have announced that the Four Sisters Walk has temporarily closed. This is due to the discovery of the kauri dieback pathogen, Phytophthora agathidicida (PA), in the ... More >>

Public calls for changes to ensure sustainable whitebait

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 1:27 pm | Department of Conservation

Changes are needed to make New Zealand’s whitebait fishery sustainable, according to 90% of respondents to a Department of Conservation (DOC) survey. More >>

Public Service honoured

Friday, 10 May 2019, 4:36 pm | Department of Conservation

Department of Conservation Director General Lou Sanson has welcomed the honouring of DOC Senior Ranger Paul Hondelink and Pilot Nick Wallis with a public service award. More >>

Mohua goes from rare to common in 21 years

Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 10:19 am | Department of Conservation

The once rare mohua/yellowhead has for the first time become the most common native bird counted since predator control began in the Landsborough valley in South Westland. More >>

Native tree deaths in Nelson Marlborough

Wednesday, 1 May 2019, 10:04 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation says that the high number of dead native trees being seen across the top of the South Island is likely caused by drought stress. More >>

Arthur’s Pass National Park Visitor Centre moves

Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 4:37 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) has moved its visitor centre services ahead of a planned upgrade to the Arthur’s Pass National Park Visitor Centre later this year. More >>

Aerial 1080 improves kiwi chick survival

Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 10:44 am | Department of Conservation

Kiwi chicks in a North Island forest are more likely to survive following aerial 1080 to control pests a newly published long-term study shows. More >>

Keep safe outdoors this Easter and Anzac Day

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 2:08 pm | Department of Conservation

Newly released time-lapse footage from one of New Zealand’s most popular Great Walks shows how fine weather can quickly morph into thick cloud, rain, hail or snow and why recreationists need to be prepared. More >>

Hakarimata Summit Track to be upgraded

Monday, 15 April 2019, 3:45 pm | Department of Conservation

DOC is upgrading the Hakarimata Summit Track in the Waikato region to prevent the spread of kauri dieback. More >>

Follow the rules and keep safe while hunting

Friday, 5 April 2019, 10:05 am | Department of Conservation

The deer ‘roar’ is underway and the Department of Conservation (DOC) is urging thousands of hunters descending on public conservation land to keep safe. More >>

Whale freed of rope entangling it

Thursday, 4 April 2019, 11:50 am | Department of Conservation

A humpback whale is now free of the fishing gear that entangled it after the rope was cut from it late yesterday by the Kaikōura large whale disentanglement team. More >>

Wild horse muster will go ahead

Tuesday, 2 April 2019, 2:20 pm | Department of Conservation

Due to the efforts of the two horse rehoming groups, the Department of Conservation has made the decision to go ahead with the planned muster of up to 80 Kaimanawa horses. More >>

DOC call to report sightings of entangled whale

Friday, 29 March 2019, 2:31 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is asking people to keep a lookout for a humpback whale entangled in fishing gear seen off the Otago coast yesterday afternoon. More >>

Report identifies DOC locations vulnerable to flooding

Thursday, 28 March 2019, 11:08 am | Department of Conservation

A new report assessing the risk to Department of Conservation (DOC) locations from coastal flooding reinforces the need to plan for the effects of sea level rise. More >>

Abel Tasman islands restored to being predator free

Tuesday, 26 March 2019, 10:38 am | Department of Conservation

Three Abel Tasman National Park islands are now predator free again after a 2017 operation successfully eradicated mice on the islands, says the Department of Conservation. More >>

West Coast Te Tai o Poutini Conservation Management Strategy

Wednesday, 20 March 2019, 11:24 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is seeking the views of the public on draft amendments to the West Coast Te Tai o Poutini Conservation Management Strategy 2010 (CMS). More >>



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