If you want to use public conservation land to run a business or activity you must get permission from DOC in the form of a concession.
Apply for a permit if you want to undertake commercial activities involving marine mammals, or you want to take, hold, import or export marine mammals.
Apply for an access arrangement to prospect, explore or mine on public conservation land.
Apply for an authorisation to move, possess or farm freshwater species.
Apply for a permit to hold, catch, handle or release wildlife.
Apply for a permit to collect samples or undertake research on plants, soils, rocks, invertebrates, fresh water fish species or historic materials that are on public conservation land.
If you hold a concession from DOC here is information about the ongoing management of your concession.
DOC has a responsibility to ‘give effect to the principles’ of the Treaty of Waitangi (Treaty) in all the work we do.
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