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16 September

$90,000 for kea conservation

The Government is providing $90,000 from the Community Conservation Partnership Fund to support the Kea Conservation Trust, Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today.

16 September

Students graduate from the inaugural Māori Conservation Foundation Course

Twelve men and women of Ngāti Pāhauwera descent are celebrating this week after graduating from the Māori Conservation Foundation Course.

16 September

Successful Community Conservation Partnership Fund applicants announced in Hawke's Bay

Local conservation projects were well underway, when the successful applicants of the Community Conservation Partnership Fund were announced last week.

16 September

Blog: Working together to enhance our backcountry

The backcountry, its huts and tracks are our inheritance and DOC is working with the New Zealand Outdoor Recreation Consortium to look after and maintain New Zealand’s back country facilities.

16 September

SMART Operator Programme

The SMART programme aims to promote responsible behaviour around dolphins, whales and seals by commercial boat operators.

15 September

Foliar Browse Index field manual

The Foliar Browse Index method uses ground-based assessment of permanently marked plant indicator species to determine the impact of possums on forest trees/mistletoes and their response to possum control.

15 September

Conservation funding to restore natural habitat on the East Coast

A collective of six marae on the East Coast is to receive funding to help restore ecosystems within their hapu.

14 September

New trade regulations for CITES-listed shark species

14 September 2014
Tighter regulations have come into effect governing the international trade in eight shark species and manta rays.

13 September

Rugby legend celebrated at Hamurana Springs

Rotorua's Hamurana Springs will see 600 native trees planted there this weekend. Volunteers are welcome to help.

13 September

Signed Memorandum of Understanding signals start of a new relationship

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed between the Owhango Residents and Ratepayers Incorporated Society (ORRIS), the Department of Conservation (DOC) and the Ruapehu District Council (RDC).

11 September

Hunters and trampers urged to report sightings of rare kakabeak this spring

Hunters, anglers, trampers and rafters are being asked to keep their eyes out this spring for one of our most striking native plants, the critically endangered kakabeak.

11 September

Application to amend a current marine mammal watching permit in the Abel Tasman area

Submissions due: 12 October 2014
Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle Ltd has applied to amend their permit to operate commercial tours to view marine mammals from a motorised vessel in the Abel Tasman operational area, from Stephens Bay to Separation Point including within 300 m of Tonga and Pinnacle islands.

11 September

Conservation community groups in the Auckland region receive nearly $700,000 from DOC's new conservation fund

Auckland community groups with projects ranging from early childhood education to habitat restoration and pest control have been granted more than $690,000 from the Department of Conservation's new Community Conservation Partnerships Fund.

10 September

Toroa Award - Coastal Otago schools conservation award

The Toroa Award is open to all schools and youth groups in Coastal Otago area, and recognises the work of students who engage their community in an environmental project.

10 September

West Coast South Island marine reserves: Regulatory Impact Statement

This Regulatory Impact Statement has been prepared by the Department of Conservation to provide an analysis of options to undertake the next statutory steps in the creation of five marine reserves on the West Coast South Island.

09 September

Leave the seals – they’re just resting up

New Zealand fur seals being sighted on Coromandel beaches over the past couple of weeks are merely resting up and don’t need any human assistance, the Department of Conservation says.

09 September

Kakepuku summit walk made easier

More than 100 local residents and conservation volunteers joined with Te Kopua Iwi at Kakepuku Mountain Historic Reserve on Saturday (6 September) to celebrate the opening of a new track and visitor facilities.

08 September

Conservation status of New Zealand’s freshwater invertebrates released

The Department of Conservation recently published the threat classification for New Zealand’s freshwater invertebrates.

08 September

New marine reserves on West Coast opened

Five new marine reserves were officially opened today by Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith on the West Coast of the South Island to protect a range of marine ecosystems for conservation, science and recreation.

08 September

Virtual Great Walker

Get your kids ready for an incredible adventure. The Virtual Great Walker competition is running in Term 1, 2015 and your group or class could win an ultimate Great Walks experience.

 

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