Battle for our Birds is DOC's successful national pest control programme that protects our most vulnerable native species.
Biosecurity helps to prevent damage caused by unwanted organisms. These include animal pests, weeds, didymo, and diseases like kauri dieback.
DOC is the lead agency for protecting New Zealand’s native species and ecosystems from threats such as climate change.
This programme uses highly trained dogs and handlers for conservation work with protected species. Dogs pose a serious risk to protected species if they are not trained and handled correctly.
The eradication of spartina in the mud flats that make up the Invercargill estuary was thought to be an impossible task. Through dogged determination and hard work we are close to achieving this goal.
Learn about DOC's work to prepare an eradication plan for pigs and cats on Auckland Island.
We work to prevent and manage fires on public conservation lands and issue fire permits.
DOC has an important role in understanding how freshwater biodiversity will respond to climate change and how to manage freshwater conservation.
This project is DOC's on the ground response to the disease killing kauri trees in the North Island. It aims to control the human spread of kauri dieback on public conservation land.
DOC has procedures to ensure its animal pest operations are effective, managed safely and meet all legal requirements.
An ambitious programme to eradicate marram grass from the dune systems is underway at Mason Bay, Rakiura National Park.
A Threat Management Plan for the nationally critical New Zealand sea lion/rāpoka is being developed.
Predator Free 2050 is an ambitious goal to rid New Zealand of the most damaging introduced predators that threaten our nation’s natural taonga, our economy and primary sector.
Hundreds of invasive weeds are smothering our native forests, wetlands and coastal areas, harming our wildlife and transforming our natural landscapes.
How DOC is managing the wilding tree problem in the Mackenzie basin and upper Waitaki valley.