Animal pests are a major threat to New Zealand's special native species, ecosystems and conservation lands.
Control programmes to manage and remove animal pests are essential for the survival of New Zealand's special native species and ecosystems.
The Department prepares a number of policies and plans which set out how to tackle the control of various pests. These include wild animal control plans such as deer and possum.
Why New Zealand's unique wildlife needs help to control animal pests.
Learn about New Zealand's various pest control programmes, including 1080, and why these programmes are essential for the survival of many of our native species and ecosystems.
These pesticide summaries show you where pesticides are being used in each DOC region. You can use this information to decide where to go and where not to go.
Find out about New Zealand's animal pests via an alphabetical list.
Learn about DOC's online pest control course and pest control procedures and find links to pest control information on other websites.
Phone 0800 DOC HOTline (0800 362 468) 24 hour emergency number to report:
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