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Corybas Orchid Protection Puts Heat On Whangamarino

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 4:15 pm | Department of Conservation

  In a scene reminiscent of a battlefield operation, staff from the Department of Conservation’s Waikato District have carried out a special controlled burn-off to help protect a rare native plant. Corybas carsei , known as the swamp helmet orchid, ... More >>

Back On Track – Milford, Routeburn Great Walks To Reopen This Summer

Friday, 31 July 2020, 2:52 pm | Department of Conservation

Get your tramping boots ready – bookings for Fiordland’s Milford and Routeburn Great Walks will open on 18 and 19 August respectively. The Department of Conservation (DOC) is delighted to announce both the Milford and the Routeburn tracks will be ... More >>

Name needed for international albatross star

Monday, 27 July 2020, 11:22 am | Department of Conservation

Our most watched Royal Cam albatross star needs a name before she takes flight on her first overseas journey this spring. More >>

West Coast Conservation Management Strategy To Be Reviewed

Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 2:22 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation will undertake a full review of the West Coast Conservation Management Strategy 2010 – 2020 (CMS). Initial planning for the review will start later this year. The CMS is the overarching strategy for protecting the cultural, ... More >>

Native Species To Benefit As Tahr Control Starts

Friday, 17 July 2020, 3:52 pm | Department of Conservation

Himalayan tahr control is underway in the Southern Alps/Kā Tiritiri o te Moana, as the Department of Conservation (DOC) moves to protect native plants and wildlife habitats vulnerable to tahr impacts. Last week’s High Court decision allowed DOC ... More >>

151% More Duck

Thursday, 16 July 2020, 10:25 am | Department of Conservation

A recent analysis has shown the number of whio (blue duck) pairs across security sites where the birds’ population restoration work is underway have increased by 151% since 2011. There are now 748 pairs of whio in security sites across New Zealand, ... More >>

Public Urged To Report Damage In Pureora Forest

Wednesday, 15 July 2020, 1:25 pm | Department of Conservation

Visitors to the North Island’s Pureora Forest are being urged to report damage and suspicious behavior after a Department of Conservation shelter was targeted by vandals for a second time. The shelter, which is used by trampers, quad bikers or ... More >>

Himalayan Tahr Control To Protect National Parks

Saturday, 11 July 2020, 6:56 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is welcoming the findings of a judicial review into the lawfulness of its Operational Plan to control Himalayan tahr in the central South Island. The New Zealand Tahr Foundation (NZTF) had filed judicial review proceedings ... More >>

Locals Gain From Removal Of Unsafe Trees

Tuesday, 7 July 2020, 2:14 pm | Department of Conservation

The removal of unsafe exotic trees in Egmont National Park will have flow-on benefits to the Taranaki community, says the Department of Conservation. More than 100 eucalyptus trees near the entrance to Lucy’s Gully in the Kaitake Ranges have been removed ... More >>

Bill Black – Aviation Legend And Great Friend Of DOC

Friday, 3 July 2020, 4:52 pm | Department of Conservation

Department of Conservation Director General Lou Sanson today paid tribute to Fiordland helicopter ace Bill Black MBE who passed away this week. “Bill was a brilliant pilot, largely self-taught who was a pioneer in deer recovery and who saved countless ... More >>

Popular Hut Rebuilt

Friday, 3 July 2020, 1:26 pm | Department of Conservation

A hut at Lake Daniell in the Maruia Valley, near Springs Junction in the West Coast area which has been a popular “first tramp” for many generations of kiwi families has been rebuilt and is now open for use. The hut was first built in 1976 as “Manson-Nicholls ... More >>

Kiwi Confirmed In Coromandel Reserve

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 1:34 pm | Department of Conservation

Conservation groups on the central east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula are marking a major success, with confirmation of a population kiwi in a scenic reserve in the settlements of Matarangi and Kuaotunu. Representatives from Project Kiwi and Rings ... More >>

Baby boom for rare skinks

Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 1:52 pm | Department of Conservation

A critically endangered species of skink whose natural habitat has been destroyed by beach erosion is breeding well at Auckland Zoo. More >>

Search For Koi Carp At Lake Whakamaru

Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 1:01 pm | Department of Conservation

Investigations are underway after a member of the public reported seeing koi carp pest fish in Lake Whakamaru. The lake is one of the largest hydroelectric dam reservoirs on the Waikato River, and sits adjacent to Mercury’s Whakamaru power station. Until ... More >>

Protected Falcon Shot, DOC Seeking Information

Friday, 19 June 2020, 2:45 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is asking the public for information after a threatened and protected karearea/New Zealand falcon was found dying from a bullet wound in central Gisborne. The wounded karearea was taken to a vet where it unfortunately ... More >>

New Digs For Pirongia’s Wētā

Thursday, 11 June 2020, 1:38 pm | Department of Conservation

Should the tree wētā of Waikato’s Mt Pirongia decide on a change of scene from the forest, the children of Te Pahu School have some brand new accommodation for the indigenous insects ready to go. Students from the small rural school, about 20 ... More >>

Review Of Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park Management Plan To Restart

Friday, 29 May 2020, 3:57 pm | Department of Conservation

  The Department of Conservation (DOC) and Ngāi Tahu in consultation with the Canterbury Aoraki Conservation Board have agreed to start a new review of the Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park Management Plan. The process for reviewing both the ... More >>

Review Of Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park Management Plan To Restart

Friday, 29 May 2020, 11:31 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) and Ngāi Tahu in consultation with the Canterbury Aoraki Conservation Board have agreed to start a new review of the Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park Management Plan. The process for reviewing both the Aoraki/Mount Cook ... More >>

Firewood Deliveries For Families In Need

Monday, 25 May 2020, 3:15 pm | Department of Conservation

More than 100 homes will be warmer this winter thanks to a new initiative to provide firewood to Hauraki Iwi in need. Amelia Williams, Executive Chair of Ngati Tara Tokanui Trust has responded to the concerns expressed by local kuia, Nancye Gage, about many ... More >>

Stoat Suspected On Pest-free Motutapu Island

Friday, 22 May 2020, 1:24 pm | Department of Conservation

Department of Conservation (DOC) rangers and Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki kaitiaki are working to catch a stoat on pest-free Motutapu Island in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park,Auckland. Stoats pose a significant risk to threatened native wildlife, particularly native ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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