New Zealand has many unique native fish, insects, birds, lizards and frogs. Our only native mammals are bats and marine mammals.
Find out about threats to New Zealand's biodiversity such as pests, weeds and fire, and learn about the impacts conservation can have.
DOC is responsible for New Zealand's marine reserves, marine mammals and the New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement.
The native flora of New Zealand is unique as it evolved in isolation for millions of years.
Learn about the conservation lands and water ecosystems such as rivers, lakes and wetlands that DOC looks after.
Find out about the value of nature, what biodiversity is and the benefits of conservation.
New Zealand has a rich historical and cultural heritage. Learn why this is important and explore many of the sites that DOC protects and conserves.
Find out about restoration projects DOC is working on.
Find out more about the use of biodegradable 1080 poison in New Zealand to control pests and protect NZ's native forests and wildlife.
View a map showing the location of New Zealand's marine reserves.
CITES endangered species
DOC's 24 hour emergency hotline:
0800 DOC HOT (0800 362 468)
Call to report sick or injured wildlife, and whale or dolphin strandings.