Operation Ark, a flagship multi-species protection programme led by DOC from 2004 to 2010, provided valuable lessons for the future of pest control and species management for mainland sites.
DOC completed a 1080 pest control operation in Egmont National Park in 2010.
The Tui Mine is an abandoned mine site. It was once dubbed New Zealand’s most contaminated site. But after five years of remediation work it is no longer a health and safety risk to the local community and environment.
DOC acquired 83 ha of Ngunguru Sandspit land to protect and preserve this taonga/treasure.
In 2014 DOC began a four-phase review of the authorisation (permitting) process for wildlife, research or collection activities. The review programme was closed in September 2016.
Toutouwai or North Island robin were returned to their former home of Moehau in the northern Coromandel Peninsula to create a self-sustaining population of North Island robin.
Learn more about a record setting eradication programme on Campbell Island in New Zealand's subantarctic.
Returning the world’s rarest duck to its home, after 200 years of absence, is one of the major internationally significant conservation projects that DOC has undertaken on Campbell Island.
Living Legends was a community conservation project coordinating 17 native tree planting projects throughout New Zealand from 2011-2015.
DOC ran a five year monitoring programme looking at the productivity and survival of the southern royal albatross on Campbell Island, where it breeds almost exclusively.
You don't need to leave town to be part of nature – nature is all around us! So get out and discover the UrbanNature in Dunedin.
We run projects to protect and restore habitats on conservation land.