Date: 08 November 2013
Twenty two mōhua (or yellowhead), were successfully moved from the Catlins Conservation Area in Otago to Resolution Island in Fiordland this week. The transfer is part of an exciting project to create a super site for mōhua.
Date: 23 September 2013
It is well known that Aotearoa holds a large number of unique species found nowhere else on earth. What many of us do not know is that without protection some of these species will go extinct within the next 50 years. Sadly, most of these critters are small and cryptic and therefore will disappear unnoticed.
Date: 18 September 2013
The Department of Conservation (DOC) is offering the public a chance to help celebrate the Milford Track’s 125th anniversary by joining a Heritage Walk of this world-famous attraction.
Date: 24 July 2013
A recent water sample collected by the Department of Conservation (DOC) and Fish & Game confirmed the presence of the invasive freshwater algae didymo in Fiordland’s Large Burn valley.
Date: 23 July 2013
The Fiordland Lobster Company partnered with DOC to re-establish kōkako in Fiordland and funded the transfer of twenty-seven kōkako from the North Island to Secretary Island in 2008-9. In 2013 a kōkako search party was unable to locate any kōkako on Secretary Island. It is highly likely that a small spike in stoat numbers on the island may have resulted in the demise of this population.
Date: 17 July 2013
Source: Office of the Minister of Conservation
The tunnel project proposed by Milford Dart Limited, through the Fiordland and Mt Aspiring National Parks, has been declined, Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today.
Date: 26 June 2013
The Department of Conservation (DOC) is asking the public to have their say on its management of recreation and our natural and historic heritage in the south and eastern South Island.
Date: 30 May 2013
Winter is one of the most beautiful times to experience Fiordland National Park, but Department of Conservation staff are reminding visitors they need to be prepared for winter conditions.
Date: 29 May 2013
Cats have been caught on camera entering Fiordland National Park. Students from Te Anau School and Fiordland College set up the night sensor cameras as part of a LEARNZ field trip focusing on the Kids Restore the Kepler project.
Date: 14 May 2013
Record numbers of both local and international visitors have been using Department of Conservation (DOC) campsites in Fiordland this summer.
Date: 14 May 2013
It has been a busy but successful second year of the Freedom Camping project run by the Department of Conservation (DOC) and the Southland District Council to educate freedom campers about where New Zealanders expect visitors to camp overnight and how to camp responsibly.
Date: 30 April 2013
High visitor numbers and high visitor satisfaction have been highlights of Fiordland's summer Great Walks season, which finished on 30 April 2013. The Department of Conservation is now preparing to convert the huts and tracks into winter mode.
Date: 24 April 2013
Mavora’s Kiwi Burn Hut recently received an extreme make over, the first of many for huts in Fiordland thanks to a new partnership between Department of Conservation (DOC) and Dulux New Zealand.
Date: 13 March 2013
The Secretary Island deer eradication programme led by the Department of Conservation (DOC) has been ramped up this year, to obtain essential information required for the final stages of returning the island to its natural deer free state.
Date: 01 February 2013
With a vision to bringing back some of New Zealand's rare birds to the Milford Track Great Walk, the Department of Conservation and Air New Zealand have increased the effort to control introduced predators in the area.
Date: 01 February 2013
The Department of Conservation reminds visitors to heed local advice and not underestimate Fiordland's terrain after a group of tourists was severely shaken recently.
Date: 10 January 2013
The Department of Conservation reports that there has been widespread flooding within Fiordland National Park as a result of a storm that peaked between 9 pm and midnight last night.
Date: 09 January 2013
The Department of Conservation advises that the Milford Track has again been closed for the day due to high winds and heavy rain.