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Date: 19 February 2018Otago Peninsula’s Royal cam albatross chick died after it was attacked yesterday by a parent bird during a tough breeding season for the colony at Pukekura/Taiaroa Head says DOC.
Date: 19 February 2018Source: Office of the Minister of ConservationThe Million Dollar Mouse monitoring team has set out to complete a month-long assessment to determine the results of the complex eradication project.
Date: 16 February 2018Mountain bike and tramping trails through the Whanganui National Park will ride better than last year following a massive volunteer effort in January this year.
Date: 15 February 2018Source: Office of the Minister of ConservationDOC staff will be able to issue infringement notices and reduce the number of costly prosecutions under a bill that passed its first reading last night.
Date: 15 February 2018Te Kakahu/Chalky Island skink have been introduced to a new island home in Dusky Sound, Fiordland to improve the species’ security.
Date: 14 February 2018A group of Central Hawke’s Bay residents is fighting to save a rare type of native forest, the only one of its kind in the region.
Date: 13 February 2018The Dome Equipment Shed is being removed from Mt Ruapehu this month as it is no longer needed to house volcano monitoring equipment.
Date: 12 February 2018A group of geckos on Mana Island near Wellington were fitted with tiny backpacks today, as researchers hope to shed light on how far they move when transferred to new homes
Date: 09 February 2018The world's first genetic analysis of the white shark population in Australasian waters is significant for their future conservation, New Zealand scientists say.
Date: 08 February 2018After two years “off the grid”, Sirocco, DOC's spokesbird kākāpō, has come out of hiding.
Date: 07 February 2018DOC is responding to two possible sightings of a black cat, at Islington Bay, which connects Rangitoto and Motutapu islands, in the Hauraki Gulf.
Date: 07 February 2018Longstanding Taumarunui volunteer, painter Bob Anderson (aka Sideshow Bob) has finished another major painting project for the DOC on the Whanganui River.
Date: 05 February 2018DOC and Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust estimate there are 250 breeding pairs of yellow-eyed penguins/hoiho along the Otago and Southland coastline as their annual breeding season comes to an end.
Date: 04 February 2018New Zealand’s major surf breaks and the impacts of vehicles on beaches are receiving more attention from local authorities because of the New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement 2010.
Date: 02 February 2018DOC has had a wide response to its call for initial submissions for potential new Great Walks, with 30 tracks from across the country proposed.
Date: 02 February 2018Source: Office of the Minister of ConservationA new report shows New Zealand is continuing to lose its precious wetlands and Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage says it will take years to turn the trend around.
Date: 02 February 2018World Wetlands Day on 2 February presents a great opportunity to highlight the ongoing restoration work carried out on Lake Taupo’s Te Matapuna Wetland - one of the largest wetlands in the North Island.
Date: 02 February 2018DOC rangers have been putting in the hard yards to free the Manawatu Estuary from the clutches of spartina, a nasty weed which takes over mudflats.
Date: 31 January 2018DOC is reminding the public that moulting penguins are particularly vulnerable at this time of year after a dog killed a Snares crested penguin at Kakanui, near Oamaru.
Date: 30 January 2018Milford Sound/Piopiotahi’s popular Lady Bowen Falls walk has reopened for the first time in more than 15 years.
Date: 26 January 2018Source: Ministry for Primary IndustriesThree measures that will strengthen efforts to save kauri trees from dieback disease were agreed by the Kauri Dieback Governance Group when they met yesterday.
Date: 26 January 2018A two-week research expedition to gather data on the elusive, endangered blue whale within New Zealand’s shores is due to set sail on Sunday 28 January.
Date: 26 January 2018DOC rangers have trapped and killed a rat on Tiritiri Matangi, a pest free island in the Hauraki Gulf.
Date: 25 January 2018An endangered dolphin found washed up at Port Waikato at the weekend, was the victim of a shark attack, a post mortem examination shows.
Date: 24 January 2018Summer is ‘boaty bag’ season in the Bay of Islands with up to 400 boaty bags being handed out to remind boaties of their responsibilities on the water and land.
Date: 23 January 2018A fluffy new Royal cam star hatched last night in the northern royal albatross breeding colony at Pukekura/Taiaroa Head on Otago Peninsula.
Date: 23 January 2018Trampers crossing the Waiau Pass between Nelson Lakes National Park and St James Conservation Area will find the new 6-bunk hut Waiau Hut a welcome sight at the end of their 15 km trek.
Date: 23 January 2018Individuals, groups and businesses have a novel opportunity to help boost conservation in New Zealand – by adopting a Fiordland Valley.
Date: 19 January 2018DOC has completed track upgrades in kauri forests throughout the Hauraki, Coromandel and Tauranga districts, to help prevent the spread of kauri dieback.
Date: 17 January 2018Toyota Kiwi Guardians is an activity programme that helps kids connect with nature by encouraging them to go on epic self-guided adventures and earn rewards.
Date: 17 January 2018Two historically and culturally significant landmarks – Bannockburn Sluicings and the Otago Central Railway Trail – will celebrate their recent elevation to Landmark status at events on 27 January.
Date: 17 January 2018Picton Dawn Chorus has secured $60,000 from DOC to support their pest control work.
Date: 15 January 2018A whopping 26 whio have arrived at the Whio Hardening Facility in Turangi.
Date: 15 January 2018Rakatu Wetlands, located on the floodplain of the Waiau River, will be the site for Fiordland's 2018 World's Wetland Day celebration on 27 January.
Date: 12 January 2018DOC is warning fishers to stay out of marine reserves around Banks Peninsula after a recent spate of alleged illegal fishing.
Date: 11 January 2018DOC is appealing for information about the cutting down of native trees at Robin Hood Bay, a popular coastal camping spot in Marlborough.
Date: 11 January 2018DOC is reminding people to keep safe as two female leopard seals continue their visits to Auckland’s seaside spots.
Date: 11 January 2018DOC is reviewing options to address the impact of pests within the Raukumara Forest Park.
Date: 11 January 2018A routine check of tracking tunnels on Tiritiri Matangi island on 8 January has launched a search for a rat on the inner Hauraki Gulf sanctuary.
Date: 08 January 2018A record number of whio ducklings have been located on Mt Taranaki in what is proving to be a boom year for the rare native blue duck.
Date: 03 January 2018Source: Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI)MPI and DOC will continue to take a zero tolerance approach towards people who poach from the Te Tapuwae o Rongokako Marine Reserve north of Gisborne.
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