‘Kiwi Forever’ an enduring legacy conservation and cultural programme was held recently in the Tongariro district.
An endangered giant land snail mistakenly kidnapped by trampers from Kahurangi National Park is being returned home by DOC.
Freshwater fish will have a better chance of survival under guidelines launched by Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage today.
170 Kaimanawa wild horses have been successfully re-homed following the weekend’s muster from the Waiouru Military Training Area.
The local collaborative ecological restoration project Poutiri Ao ō Tāne welcomed almost 100 new members to its whānau.
DOC has prosecuted a Porangahau man for two breaches of the Whitebait Fishing Regulations.
Kiwi listening stands are popping-up at markets across the Bay of Islands throughout April and May to give aspiring kiwi listeners information about how to contribute, including learning the difference between male and female kiwi calls.
DOC is urging fishers to check the location of marine reserves before they go fishing after a string of offending in Canterbury’s two marine reserves this summer.
For the first time in more than 150 years, a New Zealand sea lion/rāpoka breeding colony has established on mainland New Zealand, at Stewart Island.
An ambitious plan to enable more people to enjoy the beauty of Mt Taranaki and strengthen connections to its natural and cultural heritage has been announced.
The fight against the plant disease myrtle rust is changing gear, with a greater focus on a science programme to increase our understanding around the disease.
A difficult decision has been made to humanely euthanise 12 stranded pilot whales that were alive after a total of 38 stranded at the mouth of the Okuru River south of Haast.
The discovery of a large number of dead shellfish, in the Long Bay-Okura Marine Reserve on Auckland’s North Shore, has sparked a multi-agency investigation led by DOC.
The roll-out of 20 innovative cleaning stations has started as part of DOC's efforts to reduce the spread of kauri dieback, Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage announced today.
Two Havelock North men have pleaded guilty to fishing in the Te Angiangi marine reserve. They have each paid $750 in restitution.
Today marks the start of Whio Awareness Month, where we celebrate all the hard work that goes into making a brighter future for whio.
DOC is closing the Mt Karioi summit tracks, near Raglan, following a confirmed finding of myrtle rust. It will be closed to the public until further notice.
DOC is responding to a possible sighting of a stoat on pest-free Motuihe Island in the Hauraki Gulf.
Ulva Island’s intensive trapping network has stopped a rampage of rats in their tracks this summer after five unrelated rodents were caught on the island’s coastal network.
Hunters intending to hunt on public conservation land are reminded to be aware of their obligations.
Two men are likely to face heavy penalties after helping themselves to paua in rock pools within the Taputeranga Marine Reserve.
Sirocco, DOC’s spokesbird kākāpō, celebrates his 21st ‘birthday’ – officially known as his hatchday – and DOC is encouraging others to join in his milestone birthday.
DOC is asking the public to report any recent sightings of water dragons in Papaitonga Scenic Reserve, near Levin.
In a world-leading conservation effort, mice have been successfully eradicated from Antipodes Island in the New Zealand Subantarctic, Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage announced today.
For the first time in more than 100 years, takahē will roam freely in Kahurangi National Park in an historic attempt to create a new wild population outside of Fiordland.
Work to improve protection of the nationally endangered Hector’s dolphin will accelerate after five were accidentally killed in a fishing net off Banks Peninsula.
Up to 300 Kaimanawa wild horses may need to be removed this April from the Waiouru Military Training Area (WMTA) during the muster.
Nominations for conservation boards have been reopened to ensure they reflect the diverse communities they serve, Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage announced today.
DOC is temporarily closing all tracks in Goldie Bush Scenic Reserve from 18 March.
West Coast whio have received a substantial boost to their population this year.
DOC has trapped and killed a stoat on pest-free Motutapu Island in the Hauraki Gulf.
The New Zealand Conservation Authority has put its proposed review of the general policy for National Parks on hold.
One of New Zealand’s rare bats is on its way to recovery after successful large-scale predator control in Fiordland, according to a new science report released by Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage today.
New Zealand’s two bat species and native birds are thriving after predator control work in Fiordland National Park, Department of Conservation monitoring this summer shows.
Lincoln University and the Department of Conservation are teaming up to meet “a desperate need” in the parks and recreation sector.
Two options to protect areas of ocean off the east coast of the South Island will be considered by Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash and Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage.
A new albatross family is centre stage on the Royal cam at Pukekura/Taiaroa Head on Otago Peninsula.
Seaweek celebrations, beginning on 3 March, provide an opportunity to highlight the plight of our precious marine species, Conservation Minister, Eugenie Sage says.
A young weka losing its foot has prompted a reminder that leg-hold traps should be raised off the ground.
Whanganui whio populations in the wild were boosted last month when 16 captive-bred native blue ducks were released on the Manganui o te Ao River at Ferne Pool.
DOC today confirmed myrtle rust has been found on public conservation land.
DOC has decided to permanently cease the use of Robinson helicopters to transport DOC employees.
Former Cyclone Gita’s heavy rain and gale force winds triggered a large slip that has closed a long section of the Holly Hut Track on Mt Taranaki.
The first translocation of kōrure or mottled petrel has been hailed a success as the birds begin to return to their nesting site on the Maungaharuru Range.
Illegally grazing 380 cattle in a conservation area for two weeks in 2017 could cost a Southland farming company more than $100,000.
The critically endangered Antipodes Island wandering albatross will be functionally extinct within the next 20 years unless the devastating decline in their population is halted, Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage says.
GPS technology and remote cameras are helping scientists better understand how to prevent sea lion pups from dying on the subantarctic islands.
Encouraging children to explore nature will be the focus of National Children’s Day celebrations, to be held at Ivon Wilson Park in Te Anau on Sunday 4 March.
DOC has found no sign of a cat on Rangitoto or Motutapu, in the Hauraki Gulf, after an extensive search on the islands.
A new report identifies opportunities and challenges facing agencies and the community in the future management of the Mackenzie Basin.