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Reminder for whitebaiters to enjoy a ‘sleep-in’ this Sunday

Friday, 27 September 2019, 3:26 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is reminding fishers they can ‘sleep-in’ on Sunday, when the hours people can legally whitebait change with the start of daylight savings. More >>

Elephant ivory coming into New Zealand decreasing

Tuesday, 24 September 2019, 2:50 pm | Department of Conservation

New Zealand’s latest figures on the trade of elephant ivory across the border show imports have been decreasing, although seizures of ivory without permits have increased slightly in the last decade. More >>

Mountain going rowi kiwi Aroha on the move again

Tuesday, 24 September 2019, 11:06 am | Department of Conservation

Aroha, the rowi kiwi that made headlines last month after she was rescued from a mountain by the local West Coast LandSAR Alpine Cliff Rescue team is on the move again. More >>

“I do”: DOC and Gisborne i-SITE – a natural match

Tuesday, 24 September 2019, 8:56 am | Department of Conservation

The Gisborne i-SITE is now the public front desk for East Coast/Tairawhiti Department of Conservation (DOC) visitor enquiries. More >>

Public consulted about New Zealand's biodiversity strategy

Monday, 23 September 2019, 4:06 pm | Department of Conservation

Public consultation closed yesterday (Sunday 22 Sept) on a proposal for New Zealand’s next biodiversity strategy. More >>

Upgrading Aotea/Great Barrier tracks to prevent dieback

Friday, 20 September 2019, 3:00 pm | Department of Conservation

Ten tracks on Aotea / Great Barrier Island are being upgraded to prevent the spread of kauri dieback disease. More >>

Nature needs us to take action in our backyards this week

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 3:55 pm | Department of Conservation

For this year’s Conservation Week, the Department of Conservation (DOC) is encouraging East Coasters to take action in their own backyards to be Predator Free by 2050. DOC, Tairawhiti Environment Centre and partners are working together to launch a ... More >>

Auckland Harbour Bridge Illumination for Conservation Week

Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 3:50 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) has joined with Auckland Council and Vector Lights to showcase New Zealand’s unique wildlife with an Auckland Harbour Bridge lightshow between Saturday 14 September and Sunday 22 September. More >>

Search and rescue finds mountain climbing kiwi

Friday, 30 August 2019, 8:08 pm | Department of Conservation

A rare rowi kiwi who had strayed far from her lowland forest home to a cliff face at 1250m in the snowy mountains of South Westland is now safe after DOC organised a Search and Rescue (SAR) Alpine Cliff Rescue (ACR) Team from Land Search and Rescue ... More >>

Popular national park track reopens after flood repairs

Wednesday, 28 August 2019, 3:08 pm | Department of Conservation

Magnificent views of alpine glacial lakes and the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Southern Alps/Kā Tiritiri o te Moana await visitors to the freshly repaired Hooker Valley Track in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park. More >>

Fox Glacier road closed for indefinite future

Saturday, 24 August 2019, 10:58 am | Department of Conservation

The access road to the iconic destination of Fox Glacier/Te Moeka o Tuawe in South Westland will be closed for the indefinite future after an engineering report commissioned by the Department of Conservation (DOC) and the New Zealand Transport Agency found ... More >>

Join DOC in celebrating 50 years of Conservation Week

Wednesday, 21 August 2019, 10:46 am | Department of Conservation

Conservation Week is celebrating its fiftieth year! This year the Department of Conservation is reflecting on five decades of amazing people who have saved species, restored habitats and inspired the next 50 years of protecting our native taonga. More >>

DOC and NZDF demobilise from Fox Glacier

Friday, 16 August 2019, 10:00 am | Department of Conservation

After almost two months of cleaning rubbish, DOC has shut down the Incident Management Centre that was set up at the Fox Glacier DOC office to manage the Fox landfill clean-up response. More >>

Whitebaiting season 2019 kicks off

Monday, 12 August 2019, 12:10 pm | Department of Conservation

This year’s whitebaiting season starts this week, with the Department of Conservation (DOC) reminding whitebaiters to follow the rules to protect the whitebait fishery. More >>

More protection for endangered kakī

Friday, 9 August 2019, 10:39 am | Department of Conservation

A significant increase in predator trapping is giving 130 young kakī/black stilt released in the Mackenzie Basin this week their best-ever chance of survival. More >>

Operation Tidy Fox ending Sunday with record volunteers

Thursday, 8 August 2019, 9:51 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) has announced that the massive effort by volunteers to clean-up the Fox landfill spill will end on Sunday after a final push by the biggest volunteer force yet. More >>

Tourist businesses fund whale & dolphin research

Wednesday, 31 July 2019, 9:06 am | Department of Conservation

Whale and dolphin watching tourist operators in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park (HGMP) have funded $100,000 of research into the marine mammals that provide their livelihood. More >>

Canada and Nepal beckons for DOC rangers

Wednesday, 31 July 2019, 8:23 am | Department of Conservation

Department of Conservation (DOC) Director-General Lou Sanson has announced that the 2019 winner of the Stephen O’Dea Developmental award is Senior Ranger/Supervisor Suvi van Smit from the West Coast. Awarded annually on World Ranger Day, the Stephen ... More >>

Rat trapped on pest-free Motuihe Island

Friday, 26 July 2019, 2:30 pm | Department of Conservation

Department of Conservation (DOC) rangers have trapped a rat on pest-free Motutihe Island in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. More >>

New albatross ambassador needs a name

Tuesday, 23 July 2019, 1:37 pm | Department of Conservation

Northern royal albatross/toroa is back in the spotlight as a new Royal Cam star prepares to take to the skies this summer. More >>

   

 

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