DOC is working to stop the decline of Ō Tū Wharekai wetlands through intensive management, researching and trialling new methodologies and raising awareness of the plight of wetlands by education and involving the community.
Find out about the aims and objectives for our work at Ō Tū Wharekai.
Find out about research and monitoring for Ō Tū Wharekai.
With the inventory phase completed and monitoring regimes established, DOC is moving into intensive management.
A recreation plan has been written to consolidate the planning directions for recreational activities and facilities in Ō Tū Wharekai (the Ashburton Lakes and upper Rangitata River.)
Publications about wetlands
40 wetlands you can visit brochure
Ramsar convention on wetlands
National Wetland Trust website
Fish & Game New Zealand website
Find out about World Wetlands Day in New Zealand.
Phone 0800 DOC HOTline (0800 362 468) 24 hour emergency number to report:
Sick or injured wildlifeWhale or dolphin strandings