Native animals - all regions
View findings and a summary of results from the management of NZ fairy tern breeding sites during the 2009-2010 season.
Learn about bird conservation around Auckland, New Zealand.
The brown teal/pāteke is a small dabbling duck endemic to New Zealand.
The chevron skink is one of New Zealand's rarest lizards.
Monitoring, breeding kōkako in captivity and then releasing them to pest-free offshore islands are some of the ways DOC is working to save this threatened species.
Did you know the lesser short-tailed bat is the only member of its family, Mystacinidae, known to still survive? Learn more about New Zealand's short-tailed bats in this section.
Did you know young kākā leave the nest before they can fly? Find out facts about kākā.
Advice for attracting birds to your garden if you are designing a new garden or developing an existing one.
The kākā is a large parrot belonging to the nestorinae family, a group that includes the kea and the extinct Norfolk Island kākā.
Find out about the Maui's dolphin and efforts to save this critically endangered marine mammal.
The North Island robin, also known as toutouwai, is a friendly and trusting bird and is found in both native and exotic forests.
The endangered New Zealand dotterel/tūturiwhatu is found only in this country.
With a population of around 36 individuals that includes only ten breeding pairs, the New Zealand fairy tern/tara-iti is probably New Zealand's rarest breeding bird.
View images from the 2009-2010 season of the NZ fairy tern/tara-iti project.
The stitchbird/hihi is one of New Zealand’s rarest birds.
The distinctively marked striped skink is one of New Zealand's least known and rarely seen lizards.
Learn about the 'Toutouwai - Robin's Return' project returning North Island robin/toutouwai to Moehau in the northern Coromandel Pennisula.
Conservation - all regions
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