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Date: 12 December 2017A Responsible Camping Ranger will be roaming the Catlins coast this summer to help educate visitors on appropriate places to camp.
Date: 11 December 2017A 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.
Date: 11 December 2017DNA 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.
Date: 07 December 2017A full-scale response has been launched after a potential rat dropping was found on the predator free island.
Date: 01 December 2017The traditional method of preparing albatross bones for tattooing chisels is bringing together two iwi and Department of Conservation staff in a wānanga on Matiu/Somes Island today.
Date: 20 October 2017The official yearly takahē population count is in, with 347 birds recorded throughout the country – a 13 percent increase in the last year.
Date: 13 October 2017Southlanders of all ages are encouraged to take a look in their backyard this Conservation Week to see how they can help protect and nurture our unique wildlife.
Date: 22 September 2017DOC has appointed Aaron Fleming to the role of Operations Director for Southern South Island.
Date: 14 September 2017The past, present, future and journey of people on Whenua Hou/Codfish Island has been immortalised in the form of three tōtara pou.
Date: 21 July 2017Source: Office of the Minister of ConservationDOC is progressing plans to eradicate introduced predators on the Auckland Islands in the subantarctic, Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says.
Date: 19 June 2017Dog owners are reminded to keep their dogs under control on conservation land.
Date: 30 May 2017Invercargill’s Oreti Beach had an unexpected visitor when a tuckered-out and terminally ill turtle normally found in the tropics washed ashore.
Date: 19 May 2017Mountains of rubbish, including about 100 vacuum cleaners, have been dumped illegally on conservation land near Tiwai.
Date: 05 May 2017We are seeking information on the ownership of the remaining whitebait structures along the banks of the Waiau River in Southland.
Date: 21 March 2017Three Stewart Island groups will receive $140,000 from DOC’s Community Fund.
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.
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