Find out about DOC's vision, role and statutory mandate.
Information on the Conservation Act, National Parks Act and other key legislation guiding DOC's work.
Find information on surveys and research results on visitor use.
View information on the policies and plans that provide the framework for DOC's activities.
View DOC's range of interactive mapping tools, as well as maps of conservation areas managed by the Department.
DOC works with iwi and hapū in most aspects of our conservation efforts.
The New Zealand government is signatory to a number of international agreements that impact on DOC's work.
DOC provides policy advice and service to Ministers and to a range of statutory bodies.
Watch this video to find out about the wide range of people who are getting involved and working with DOC to look after our special places, plants and animals.
Publications about DOC's role
NZCA and Conservation Boards