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Date: 24 November 2017Recent yellow-eyed penguin/hoiho nest counts on mainland New Zealand indicate a continued decline in numbers in some areas for this rare taonga species says DOC Threatened Species Ambassador Nicola Toki.
Date: 17 November 2017A significant project to upgrade the Roys Peak Track vehicle facilities is almost complete, with the track open to the public again on Saturday 18 November.
Date: 03 November 2017A new partnership between the DOC and Peregrine Wines, supported by the New Zealand National Parks and Conservation Foundation, will help protect New Zealand’s rarest species in our remotest locations.
Date: 17 October 2017DOC will start its Battle for our Birds aerial pest control operation in the Matukituki Valley this week to protect vulnerable wildlife from a predator plague fueled by forest seeding.
Date: 12 October 2017People of all ages are encouraged to look in their backyard this Conservation Week to see how they can help protect and nurture our amazing and unique wildlife.
Date: 05 October 2017Overnight visitors to Siberia and Brewster huts will be able to secure beds in advance this summer.
Date: 05 October 2017People of all ages are encouraged to look in their backyard this Conservation Week to see how they can help protect and nurture our amazing and unique wildlife.
Date: 28 September 2017Tūmanako, the northern royal albatross/toroa and star of 'Royal Cam', has left Pukekura/Taiaroa Head near Dunedin, to start a new life at sea.
Date: 27 September 2017A leopard seal pup born on Dunedin’s St Kilda beach yesterday morning has been euthanised after its mother failed to bond and left for the ocean this morning.
Date: 22 September 2017DOC has appointed Aaron Fleming to the role of Operations Director for Southern South Island.
Date: 19 September 2017DOC is urging the public to come forward with information after a critically endangered sea lion/rāpoka was shot on a Catlins beach.
Date: 07 July 2017Get your tamariki into nature with Toyota Kiwi Guardians at Flat Top Hill in Central Otago.
Date: 04 July 2017The votes are in and the albatross star of the DOC ‘royal cam’ has been named Tūmanako meaning hope, wish, desire.
Date: 24 May 2017DOC and Forest & Bird are working together to restore native flora and fauna under threat from predators in Makarora.
Date: 23 May 2017For the second year running we're inviting people to help name the internet’s most famous albatross chick.
Date: 02 May 2017After three weeks recuperating, an injured falcon has returned to the Central Otago skies.
Date: 21 April 2017DOC seeks information about a sea lion discovered with gunshot wounds on a beach in the Catlins.
Date: 21 April 2017Kiwi Guardians is part of the Wild Dunedin festival.
Date: 16 March 2017Source: Office of the Minister of ConservationDunedin has accelerated its commitment to the Government’s Predator Free 2050.
Date: 28 February 2017The full Rees-Dart circuit will open on 1 March after a three-year closure caused by a major landslide.
Date: 07 February 2017Along with the Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust and others, we have completed the annual yellow-eyed penguins/hoiho monitoring along the Otago and Southland coastline. It's estimated that there are 260 breeding pairs.
Date: 30 January 2017The wait is over for fans of the DOC ‘Royal cam’ as the albatross nest at Pukekura/Taiaroa Head on Otago Peninsula is home to a new chick hatched over the weekend.
Date: 24 January 2017Source: Royal Albatross CentreThe first chick of the breeding season was welcomed on Sunday, with a 'Happy Birthday' flag flying from the Dunedin City Council's Mayoral Flagpole to celebrate.
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