Hawke’s Bay’s largest kiwi population may be at risk from two dogs that are loose in the Kaweka Forest Park.
A secure population of one of New Zealand’s rarest skinks, the critically endangered Chesterfield skink has been established in captivity, with support from the Endangered Species Foundation and Auckland Zoo.
DOC is seeking public input on a new proposal to close various tracks in the kauri region to help prevent the spread of kauri dieback disease.
Tracks along the Kauri Coast, on Northland’s west coast, will be temporarily closed while they are upgraded to prevent the spread of kauri dieback.
DOC rangers have trapped a rat at Home Bay on pest-free Motutapu Island in the Hauraki Gulf.
DOC reminds keen whale watchers to keep at least 50 m away from the rare southern right whale/tohora currently enjoying Wellington Harbour.
Hawke’s Bay bird lovers will soon be able to view their avian friends up close and without disturbing them thanks to the hard work of Napier Menzshed volunteers.
The outlook is looking brighter for the native Ōhau rock daisy enduring on its earthquake-damaged Kaikōura coastal home with new plantings and new growth emerging.
The votes are in and DOC’s latest Royal cam albatross chick has her new ‘female explorers’ themed name.
A project aimed at creating a Predator Free Hawke’s Bay has been launched in Napier with the announcement of a $1.6 million kick-start in funding from the Government.
A young dead male Northland brown kiwi was found by a group of dog walkers on Long Beach, Russell, Bay of Islands at 8 am on Saturday 9 June 2018.
The great white shark and basking shark have been classed as ‘threatened’ for the first time and the future of these species is not positive.
Communities will have two new tools to help combat rats, stoats and possums that are killing our native birds, plants and other wildlife, Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage said in Nelson today.
A new species of diving petrel has been identified on Whenua Hou (Codfish Island), located off the coast of Stewart Island/Rakiura.
New signage has been installed on some DOC tracks in the Tauranga District reminding the public of the regulations around mountain biking in the area.
Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage has announced funding for the first step in New Zealand’s most ambitious island pest eradication.
DOC biodiversity rangers are in hot pursuit of ferrets which are hunting North Island brown kiwi in Tongariro Forest.
Annual fishing licences can be purchased from 25 June and are valid from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019. Costs remain unchanged.
Hundreds of people from around the world have had their say and now it’s your turn to choose the official name for this year’s Royal cam chick.
DOC is appealing for information about the deaths of nine red-billed gulls in Kaikoura.
DOC continues its programme of upgrading tracks in the Kauri Coast to help prevent the spread of kauri dieback.
DOC is making a change to a service it provides to businesses exporting deer and other animal products.
The most popular walking tracks in Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tāne Conservation Park are also among the best place in New Zealand to see a whio in the wild, according to recent bird counts.
Winter is a time for foraging and resting for seals around the Bay of Plenty coast.
A second DOC Kaimanawa wild horse muster for 2018 has been completed successfully.
DOC is launching a new booking system today and invites those wishing to book onto a Great Walk to create their user accounts.
Travelling to Mt Ruapehu by snow shuttle is safer, reduces traffic and helps protect the environment.
DOC today released a shortlist of seven multi-day walks from around New Zealand that remain in the running to become a Great Walk.
New Zealand’s plants are facing increasing threats according to a new scientific report published by DOC today.
More artists will be inspired by our natural environment and cultural heritage with the continuation of the Creative New Zealand partnership.
International visitors will pay more than locals for DOC huts and campsites on New Zealand’s four most popular Great Walks as part of a trial for the 2018/19 season, Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage announced today.
DOC is reminding people to leave seals alone to rest.
Forty hard working Kahutara School pupils joined a community group last Friday to work on a native planting in one of Wairarapa’s toughest environments – Onoke Spit.
A new resource in te reo Māori has been released by DOC in Taranaki. It looks closely at whio, the very special ducks that live on the rivers and streams of Mounga Taranaki.
An ambitious plan to eradicate pests from Taranaki will get an $11.7 million funding injection from Predator Free 2050 Ltd.
Millions of people have spent the last three years watching her neighbours grow up. Now for the third year running DOC is inviting people to help name the newest Royal cam albatross chick at the Taiaroa Head colony on Otago Peninsula.
Birds are flourishing in South Westland’s Landsborough valley thanks to 20 years of sustained predator control.
A humpback whale stopped in Hawke’s Bay today for lunch and a show just off Napier’s Marine Parade beach.
Visitor data from some of DOC's most popular sites shows mixed results but another record summer season overall.
Monitoring shows a critically endangered native shore bird continues to nest and breed near the Rocket Lab launch site on Mahia Peninsula.
Dog owners are being warned they must take better control of their dogs following the deaths of two yellow-eyed penguins/hoiho.
With seal season approaching, DOC is reminding people to leave kekeno/seal pups alone if they see them on shore.
Armed with rakes and trowels, the Aongatete Forest Project (AFP) and DOC sowed native dactylanthus seed in the Kaimai-Mamaku Conservation Park.
A DOC Hawke’s Bay ranger was called out to pick up a shot karearea/New Zealand falcon from a farm in Maraekakaho.
New Zealand’s distinctive native plants, wildlife and natural landscapes will benefit from a funding boost for DOC, Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage announced today.