Following phone calls from the public concerned about the welfare of New Zealand fur seals in Wairoa, DOC is reminding the public to leave seals alone to rest.
Volunteer Visitor Hosts are required on weekends and during school holidays from the October Labour Weekend through to the April Easter Holidays.
DOC and Tūhoe take a giant step forward in both relationship and on the ground operations, signing a series of staff secondments to Tūhoe-Te Uru Taumatua.
The Waikite valley of the Central North Island is steeped in geothermal activity, and home to rare geothermal vegetation.
Both black-billed and red-billed gulls are found around the lakefront and Sulphur Bay area and are classified as threatened birds.
DOC is pleased with the recent prosecution of four whitebaiters in the Wairoa District Court for breaches of the whitebait regulations during the 2014 season.
Individuals and groups are invited to attend a workshop in Rotorua on 3 August 2015 to find out about using public conservation land for business purposes.
Forest & Bird is working alongside DOC to restore the understory at Ronga Scenic Reserve. Everyone is welcome to join our planting day on Saturday 22 August.
Silver wattle growing around Mount Tarawera is being targeted in an inter-agency approach to enhancing natural biodiversity.
The Minister of Conservation gives notice of her intention to grant a telecommunications concession to South Port New Zealand Ltd. Submissions close 18 September 2015.
Four-year plans provide a medium-term perspective of the Department of Conservation in the context of our longer-term vision, the sector we work with and are responsible for, and how we will get there.
You can join a DOC and Real Journeys joint expedition to Dusky Sound and get involved in conservation work there.
Do you ever wonder what creatures live beneath the leaf litter or what micro-organisms are swimming in your stream? Well, now you can find out at the Open Lab.
This study documents and describes its interactions with commercial fisheries in New Zealand waters, and locates and describes the available population information relevant to assessing the risk to this species.
This study aimed to assess the fate of live released spinetail devilrays captured in commercial purse seine fisheries, and to describe their spatial and vertical behaviour.
The Minister of Conservation gives notice of her intention to grant a 30 year concession to Southern Ocean Salmon Limited. Submissions close 16 September 2015.
View a list of the Director-General's expenses, plus gifts and hospitality accepted for the period 1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015.
Members of the Cambridge Tramping club recently gathered early on a Saturday morning carrying loppers, saws and spades instead of their usual walking poles.
North Island robins (toutouwai) translocated from Mokoia Island Wildlife Refuge to Ōhope Scenic Reserve, are successfully breeding.
New Zealand's only endemic gull is the most threatened gull species in the world, and it's rapidly declining.