Green GeckoPHOTO: Sabine Bernert ©
Date: 22 February 2017DOC is condemning a series of thefts from the honesty box at the popular Anaura Bay campsite, north of Gisborne.
Date: 20 February 2017Three juvenile whio were returned home recently to the Pureora Forest after having been rescued as eggs and raised in captivity.
Date: 14 February 2017Due to extreme fire conditions in the Hawke's Bay district, DOC is closing some high-risk sites on public conservation land to mitigate risk to the public, staff and neighbours.
Date: 13 February 2017DOC is increasing fees for commercial aircraft landings on conservation land.
Date: 11 February 2017The whale rescue to refloat stranded whales at Farewell Spit continued on Saturday 11 February.
Date: 10 February 2017Around 416 pilot stranded near the base of Farewell Spit overnight, with around 250 to 300 already dead.
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: 01 February 2017At least five absolutely protected fluttering shearwaters may have been shot dead near Little Barrier Island over Auckland Anniversary Weekend.
Date: 30 January 2017The first board meeting of Predator Free 2050 Ltd has marked an important milestone in the ambitious programme to rid New Zealand of rats, stoats and possums.
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: 25 January 2017Source: Office of the Minister of ConservationVolunteer work to protect the Wellington region’s special places from weeds, pests and predators has received a valuable boost through the DOC Community Fund.
Date: 25 January 20171,200 new stoat traps have been installed in Rimutaka Forest Park.
Date: 24 January 2017A major slip blocking the Awatere Valley Road has been cleared.
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.
Date: 23 January 2017A colony of critically endangered gulls has been making life difficult for its neighbours on the shores of Lake Taupo.
Date: 17 January 2017Source: Department of Conservation and Nelson Marlborough HealthDOC and Nelson Marlborough Health have confirmed that the norovirus outbreak on the track appears to be over.
Date: 09 January 2017We are delighted by a first sign of mohua breeding on Blumine Island/Oruawairua indicating the endangered native birds are establishing a foothold on the Marlborough Sounds' island sanctuary.
Date: 06 January 2017DOC is urging people who have been on the Travers-Sabine Circuit to avoid other national parks if they're feeling unwell.
Date: 04 January 2017DOC is warning trampers to avoid the Travers-Sabine Circuit in the Nelson Lakes National Park because of a suspected norovirus outbreak.
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