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Plastic bottle found in stomach of emaciated albatross

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 3:03 pm | Department of Conservation

A stomach full of plastic is a likely cause of death to a juvenile toroa/southern royal albatross, an autopsy has found. More >>

DOC monitoring rāpoka/NZ sea lions in the south

Monday, 23 December 2019, 11:23 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is monitoring the wellbeing of a small number of rāpoka/New Zealand sea lions after they appear to have reacted to glue used during an external research programme. Three rāpoka have been spotted with mildly inflamed, ... More >>

Help protect Tāne Mahuta and our great kauri this summer

Monday, 23 December 2019, 11:19 am | Department of Conservation

A new animation video from the Department of Conservation (DOC) and Te Roroa, kaitiaki over Waipoua Forest in the far North, is urging people to clean their shoes and stay on the open tracks when visiting kauri forests to help prevent the spread of kauri ... More >>

Give nesting birds a fighting chance this summer

Thursday, 19 December 2019, 1:54 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is reminding the public to be careful near shorebird nesting sites on the East Coast this summer. More >>

Hunt safely and responsibly this summer

Thursday, 19 December 2019, 12:02 pm | Department of Conservation

Hunters making the most of the holidays by heading into the bush and mountain ranges are being reminded to keep safe by the Department of Conservation (DOC). “Summer sees a lot of different people out and about on conservation land throughout the ... More >>

Dead dolphin calf found entangled

Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 4:10 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) and Ngāti Manuhiri as mana whenua are urging all boaties to bring in broken lines and rubbish from their fishing trips after a dead baby dolphin was recovered from Tāwharanui beach in Auckland at the weekend. ... More >>

Hector’s dolphin found dead in Milford Sound

Tuesday, 17 December 2019, 2:02 pm | Department of Conservation

In a rare event, a Hector’s dolphin has been found dead on the foreshore at the head of Piopiotahi/Milford Sound in Fiordland. More >>

Fiordland takahē homeland full – no vacancies

Friday, 13 December 2019, 9:32 am | Department of Conservation

The ‘no vacancy’ sign is going up at the takahē homeland in Fiordland’s Murchison Mountains this summer as it becomes full with the Department of Conservation’s release of a record 41 takahē. More >>

Dogged determination delivers pest-free islands

Tuesday, 10 December 2019, 9:39 am | Department of Conservation

A squadron of Conservation Dogs descended on the Bay of Islands last week. More >>

DOC disappointed at biker’s risky behaviour

Friday, 6 December 2019, 3:16 pm | Department of Conservation

A mountain biker caught cycling through the construction site in the closed area on the Paparoa Track yesterday may be prosecuted. More >>

Waikanae Estuary Care Group’s efforts boosted

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 11:28 am | Department of Conservation

The Waikanae Estuary Care Group will be stocking up their plant nursery to help restore the Lower North Island’s second most valuable estuarine environment following a $20,000 grant from the Department of Conservation (DOC) Community Fund. More >>

Kaikōura man sentenced for killing red-billed gulls

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 3:50 pm | Department of Conservation

Te Rūnanga o Kaikōura and the Department of Conservation welcome the conviction of a Kaikōura man for killing nine red-billed gulls when he drove over them. More >>

Newest Great Walk, the Paparoa track opened

Saturday, 30 November 2019, 12:05 pm | Department of Conservation

New Zealand’s newest Great Walk, the Paparoa track opened – an asset for the West Coast PĀNUI PĀPĀHO More >>

Extraordinary rescue from ends of the earth

Friday, 29 November 2019, 3:35 pm | Department of Conservation

A Department of Conservation conservation dog has been rescued from Campbell Island in the New Zealand subantarctic after being charged at by a sea lion and running away. More >>

Life rafts to protect threatened black-billed gulls

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 2:03 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is hoping floating platforms will help to keep the chicks of a central Christchurch colony of critically endangered tarāpuka/black-billed gulls from drowning this breeding season. More >>

Testing shows no 1080 in rats

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 11:21 am | Department of Conservation

Results of toxicology testing of dead rats that washed up on North Beach near Westport recently show no presence of 1080. More >>

Wet weather slip causes issues on Paparoa Track

Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 2:52 pm | Department of Conservation

The official opening of the new Paparoa Track will go ahead as planned with a special ceremony in Blackball on Saturday 30 November 2019 despite a slip closing the middle section of the track. More >>

Richard Henry’s conservation legacy lives on

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 12:07 pm | Department of Conservation

Pioneering conservationist Richard Henry’s crucial contribution to saving our endangered native birds is remembered today, 13 November 2019, the 90th Anniversary of his death. More >>

Fun Day to celebrate 20th anniversary of Marine Reserve

Monday, 11 November 2019, 2:56 pm | Department of Conservation

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Te Tapuwae o Rongokako Marine Reserve, the Department of Conservation (DOC) and Te Tapuwae o Rongokako Marine Reserve Committee are holding a Family Fun Day at the reserve this Saturday 16 November. More >>

Hector’s and Māui dolphins are present in Taranaki region

Monday, 11 November 2019, 11:18 am | Department of Conservation

New research using acoustic underwater monitoring devices has confirmed that Hector’s or Māui dolphins are often present in the Taranaki region. More >>

 

 

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