Department Of Conservation News

Ōamaru building owners are encouraged to regularly check their roofs to prevent red-billed gulls/tarāpunga from settling in for the breeding season.
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An unlucky male godwit/kuaka migrating back to the Firth of Thames has been forced into a massive u-turn over the Pacific Ocean and finished up back at his Alaskan take-off point after 57 hours of constant flight.
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Projects create benefits into the future jobsfornature2021 16-09-2021 10:30
A suite of new Jobs for Nature projects across the southern South Island have been announced.
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Visitors to Taranaki’s cultural heritage sites are being urged to take only photographs and leave only footprints after the discovery of several holes thought to be dug by fossickers at a significant pā site.
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DOC is asking for information from the public after receiving reports of a mutilated dolphin carcass.
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DOC is seeking information after two huts on the edge of Lake Manapouri in Fiordland National Park sustained substantial damage in early August.
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Work to improve access to the picturesque Fletcher Bay campsite begins this month.
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Fight to protect kauri on track jobsfornature 14-09-2021 12:00
The Government is pitching in to help vital work to protect nationally significant kauri forests in Auckland, Minister of Conservation Kiri Allan says.
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Bat detectors placed in the Central North Island township of Owhango during June have revealed long-tailed bat (pekapeka-tou-roa) activity on all four detectors placed.
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It’s no exaggeration to say that the dedicated work of The Isaac Conservation and Wildlife Trust has saved kākāriki karaka from extinction, making them true heroes of conservation in New Zealand.
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Finding myself in nature 10-09-2021 09:00
When Nigel Zhang arrived at Auckland Airport feeling overwhelmed, he remembered the words of Wendell Berry: “You don’t know who you are until you know where you are.”
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Rob Mills and his team run the unofficial accident and emergency ward for the Taranaki district’s battered and bruised native birds.
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Seals making a comeback 09-09-2021 13:00
Once near extinction due to widespread hunting, the New Zealand fur seal/kekeno are recolonising much of their former range as their population rebounds.
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DOC is preparing for a busy spring and asks people to enjoy their great outdoors responsibly, as regions outside of Auckland move to COVID-19 Alert Level 2.
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