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01 August

Maui dolphin Research Advisory Group

The Maui dolphin Research Advisory Group are focused on identifying and prioritising research for Maui dolphins that will help inform management decisions for their recovery and continued conservation.

01 August

Track closures in the Far North

Find out which tracks in the Far North remain closed to the public until further notice due to storm damage.

31 July

Reserves not for off road antics

The Department of Conservation is disappointed to see the increase of irresponsible off road vehicle use at the Whakaipō Bay Recreation Reserve in Taupō.

31 July

Subantarctic Scribe Winter 2014

Find out about the fantastic work being done on the subantarctics, New Zealand’s outstanding National Nature Reserves and World Heritage sites.

31 July

A day in the life of a DOC Ranger

31 July 2014
Today is World Ranger Day, a chance to celebrate the amazing things that our hundreds of hard-working rangers do across Aotearoa all year round. Discover what our rangers get up to on an average day at work.

30 July

Intention to grant concession to Cruise Milford New Zealand Limited

Submissions close: Friday 26 September 2014
The Minister of Conservation gives notice of his intention to grant a 30 year concession under section 17Q of the Conservation Act 1987 to Cruise Milford New Zealand Limited for staff accommodation units and a storage shed in the Cleddau Village, Milford Sound/Piopoitahi Fiordland National Park.

29 July

Campbell and grey-headed albatross population estimate at Campbell Island

This report describes the results of population estimates and trend analysis of Campbell and grey-headed albatross at Campbell Island.

29 July

Salvin's albatross research - aerial survey 2013

This report describes the results from aerial surveys in 2010 and 2013 to investigate the population size and trend of Salvin's albatross at the Bounty Islands.

28 July

Remaining DOC track closures in the Bay of Islands

Find out which tracks in the Bay of Islands remain closed to the public until further notice due to storm damage.

28 July

DOC concern over kiwi death

Goff, a male kiwi, was found dead last week in Tongariro Forest, within the core area of the Tongariro Forest Kiwi sanctuary.

28 July

Aerial pest control and ‘nest egg’ programme boost whio population

A study of whio/blue duck in eastern Kahurangi National Park has shown the benefits of rearing ducklings in wildlife facilities. The study has also shown that aerial 1080 pest control has helped to increase whio numbers in the wild.

28 July

Blog: Pakihi Track: A magnificent wilderness ride

Hewn through steep hill country 100 years ago as a stock route, the Pakihi Track on the East Coast of New Zealand’s North Island, is now a magnificent wilderness ride.

25 July

Fonterra-DOC Waituna wetlands work on show

Fonterra and the Department of Conservation (DOC) are a year into their 10 year partnership to improve the Waituna catchment and marked the moment with a Community Open Day today.

25 July

25 July 2014: CSP project update

Read a draft report on on the at-sea distribution of Salvin's albatross at the Bounty Islands.

25 July

Pest control may be last chance for Waikaia mōhua

The recent rediscovery of threatened mōhua/yellowhead in Waikaia Forest, northern Southland, means an upcoming pest control operation is essential.

25 July

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2014

25 July 2014
The theme of Te Wiki o te Reo Māori / Māori Language Week this year is Te Kupu o te Wiki / The Word of the Week. Find out how DOC staff have been getting involved this week, and test your knowledge with our Māori myths and legends quiz!

25 July

Long term volunteering Stewart Island/Rakiura

We are seeking several long term volunteers to assist with delivery of the Stewart Island conservation programmes for 3 months starting in November 2014.

24 July

Dead seal on Taipa Beach

A New Zealand fur seal (kekeno) has been found dead on Taipa Beach.

24 July

Board appointed for new era for Te Urewera

The Crown and Ngāi Tuhoe have announced the appointment of the inaugural members of Te Urewera Board.

24 July

Tūhoe claims settlement and Te Urewera bills passed

The House sat under extended hours this morning to pass the third readings of the Tūhoe Claims Settlement Bill and the Te Urewera Bill.

 

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