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A series of New Zealand sea lion/rāpoka specialists will begin their journeys to subantarctic islands this week for the start of sea lion study season.
DNA analysis has ruled out a Norway rat as the culprit for a dropping found on Whenua Hou/Codfish Island last week, news welcomed by DOC.
'The Outlook for Someday' challenges young New Zealanders to make a sustainability-related film. DOC is a partner of the challenge and also sponsors the Big Picture Award.
DOC has activated a response plan following a possible rat sighting on pest-free Hauturu/Little Barrier Island in the Hauraki Gulf.
Have your say on a permit application from Pelorus Mail Boat Limited to operate commercial tours to view marine mammals in Marlborough Sounds. Submissions close 7 February 2018.
Conservation groups across New Zealand will benefit from $4.2 million in new funding grants announced today by Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage.
View a list of projects that were successful in the DOC Community Fund 2017/18 funding round.
DOC is upgrading two tracks through kauri forest in Dome Forest, near Warkworth, to help prevent the spread of kauri dieback.
This rough track offers interesting views of the back of the Remarkables and Hector mountains. It's only open to the public on Sundays and Mondays.
A full-scale response has been launched after a potential rat dropping was found on the predator free island.
Read DOC's briefing to the incoming Minister of Conservation on their portfolio, the Department of Conservation, and our work.
On 28 November 2017, a 15 year old male kākāpō named Blake died of suspected heat stress following a routine capture and handling while having his transmitter changed.
DOC confirms it has asked New Zealand Police to investigate after receiving a second threatening letter from an anti-1080 protestor in Taranaki.
A public tip-off has led to the conviction of a man who illegally fished in Wellington's Taputeranga Marine Reserve.
DOC rangers are appealing for the public's help after a dog attack on a fur seal at Back Beach last weekend.
One of New Zealand’s rarest birds, the New Zealand fairy tern/tara-iti, has been boosted by a chick successfully hatching at Mangawhai, North of Auckland in late November.
December 2017 – January 2018: Applications are invited for camp hosts who can help to look after campers and the campsite.
11 January 2017 – 4 February 2018: Applications are invited for camp hosts who can help to look after campers and the campsite.
Campers and outdoor enthusiasts are urged to be fire wise this summer as warm, dry weather persists in the south.