Department of Conservation - Latest News [Page 2]

170 wild horses re-homed

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 1:29 pm | Department of Conservation

One-hundred-and-seventy Kaimanawa wild horses have been successfully re-homed following the weekend’s muster from the Waiouru Military Training Area (WMTA). More >>

99 new kōrure welcomed to Poutiri Ao ō Tāne whanau

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 9:54 am | Department of Conservation

The local collaborative ecological restoration project Poutiri Ao ō Tāne welcomed almost 100 new members to its whanau. After months of preparation, 99 kōrure/mottled petrel chicks were translocated from Whenua Hou/Codfish Island, near Rakiura/Stewart ... More >>

Whitebaiter nets fine for regulations breach

Monday, 16 April 2018, 5:09 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation prosecuted a Porangahau man last Friday, for two breaches of the Whitebait Fishing Regulations. More >>

Fines for fishing in Canterbury marine reserve

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 1:27 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is urging fishers to check the location of marine reserves before they go fishing after a string of offending in Canterbury’s two marine reserves this summer. More >>

No way to save Okuru pilot whales

Thursday, 5 April 2018, 4:28 pm | Department of Conservation

A difficult decision has been made to humanely euthanise 12 stranded pilot whales that were alive after a total of 38 stranded at the mouth of the Okuru River south of Haast. More >>

Investigation into dead shellfish at marine reserve

Thursday, 5 April 2018, 12:36 pm | Department of Conservation

The discovery of a large number of dead shellfish, in the Long Bay-Okura Marine Reserve on Auckland’s North Shore, has sparked a multi-agency investigation led by the Department of Conservation(DOC). More >>

Illegal fishing offenders plead guilty

Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 1:20 pm | Department of Conservation

Two Havelock North men have pleaded guilty to fishing in the Te Angiangi marine reserve. They have each paid $750 in restitution. More >>

It takes a community to raise a whio

Sunday, 1 April 2018, 2:57 pm | Department of Conservation

Today marks the start of Whio Awareness Month, when DOC and Genesis Energy and their community partners celebrate the success of concerted efforts by many parties to improve the prospects for New Zealand’s river rapid-riding blue duck. More >>

DOC responding to possible stoat sighting on Motuihe Island

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 4:50 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is responding to a possible sighting of a stoat on pest-free Motuihe Island in the Hauraki Gulf. More >>

DOC reminds hunters to play it safe this season

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 10:31 am | Department of Conservation

While hunters are looking forward to the upcoming deer breeding season, which starts late March, the Department of Conservation (DOC) is reminding them to play it safe. More >>

DOC reminds hunters to follow the rules this ‘roar’ season

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 1:29 pm | Department of Conservation

Hunters are looking forward to deer breeding season, known as the ‘roar’ or ‘rut’, which starts late March and goes through April. During this period, male deer ‘roar’ to warn off rival stags; making it a good time to hunt. The Department of Conservation ... More >>

DOC reminds hunters to follow the rules this ‘roar’ season

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 9:38 am | Department of Conservation

Hunters are looking forward to deer breeding season, known as the ‘roar or ‘rut’, which starts late March and goes through April. More >>

Paua poachers apprehended in Wellington Marine Reserve

Monday, 26 March 2018, 9:20 am | Department of Conservation

Two men are likely to face heavy penalties after helping themselves to paua in rock pools within the Taputeranga Marine Reserve. More >>

Happy 21st Birthday Sirocco

Friday, 23 March 2018, 10:04 am | Department of Conservation

Sirocco, the Department of Conservation’s (DOC) spokesbird kākāpō, celebrates his 21st ‘birthday’, officially known as his hatchday, today and DOC is encouraging others to join in his milestone birthday. More >>

Wild horse muster in April

Tuesday, 20 March 2018, 8:30 am | Department of Conservation

Up to 300 Kaimanawa wild horses may need to be removed this April from the Waiouru Military Training Area (WMTA) during the muster. As many as possible will be homed but all horses not adopted will be destroyed. More >>

Goldie Bush tracks closing in support of rahui

Saturday, 17 March 2018, 12:06 pm | Department of Conservation

Goldie Bush tracks closing in support of rahui The Department of Conservation (DOC) is temporarily closing all tracks in Goldie Bush Scenic Reserve, in support of the rāhui placed by Te Kawerau ā Maki to protect kauri in the Waitakere Ranges. The ... More >>

DOC traps stoat on Motutapu Island

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 3:22 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation(DOC) has trapped and killed a stoat on pest-free Motutapu Island in the Hauraki Gulf. More >>

Moth wroth unleashed

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 12:06 pm | Department of Conservation

The invasive weed ragwort will feel the wroth of moths after ragwort plume moths were released into the Grebe valley, Fiordland National Park, as a biocontrol measure. The project, undertaken by the Department of Conservation (DOC) in partnership with ... More >>

Fiordland bats and birds on the increase

Friday, 9 March 2018, 11:49 am | Department of Conservation

New Zealand’s two bat species and native birds are thriving after predator control work in Fiordland National Park, Department of Conservation monitoring this summer shows. More >>

Introducing the new Royal cam albatross family

Wednesday, 7 March 2018, 3:47 pm | Department of Conservation

A new albatross family is centre stage on the Royal cam at Pukekura/Taiaroa Head on Otago Peninsula. More >>

   

 

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