The Stewart Island/Rakiura Conservation Management Strategy and the Rakiura National Park Management Plan were approved in February 2011. While these are legally separate planning documents, they have been printed as one document.
Between 29 July and 14 September 2009 DOC sought submissions on the discussion paper on the future management of St James Conservation Area.
Proposed options for marine protected areas in the subantarctic biogeographic region.
Call for submissions about the conservation status of NZ lichen species are closed.
Call for submissions about any changes in status of NZ terrestrial and freshwater invertebrates closed 30 September 2009.
View information about the consultation on the Mt Aspiring National Park Draft Management Plan. The draft plan can be downloaded here.
Submissions about any changes in status of NZ bryophytes (mosses, liverworts and hornworts) closed on 10 April 2009. This will inform a revision of the bryophyte lists in the NZ Threat Classification System.
Submissions about any changes in status of NZ bats closed on the 10 April 2009. This will inform a revision of the bat lists in the NZ Threat Classification System.
Consultation on the status of marine species has closed. Expert panels have met to consider the status of these species, and the results are currently being prepared for publication.
The Native frog recovery plan consultation period closed on 27 February 2009.
Submissions about any changes in status of NZ freshwater fish closed on the 22 May 2009. This will inform a revision of the list in the NZ Threat Classification System.
Submissions about any changes in status of NZ reptiles and amphibians closed on the 28 February 2009. This will inform a revision of the reptiles and amphibians list in the NZ Threat Classification System.
A proposed framework regarding implementation issues around the Captive Management Policy, regarding holding absolutely protected wildlife in captivity.
We are in the process of identifying 'open' and 'controlled' dog areas on Canterbury's public conservation land.
Public feedback was sought on proposed recreation developments for the Awarua/Waituna Wetland.
To increase protection of Hector’s and Maui’s dolphins, four new marine mammal sanctuaries and changes to an existing sanctuary have been proposed.
Submissions on the draft Conservation Management Plan for Te Tapui Tokotoru closed on 18 July 2008.
Public submissions were invited for the proposed Oteake Conservation Park that straddles the ranges between Central Otago and the Waitaki Valley.
A new park is proposed for mid-Canterbury that brings 11 pieces of conservation land together into one management unit across the Two Thumb Range.
Submissions regarding the status of NZ fungal species closed on June 1 2008.
Submissions on the proposed Hawea Conservation Park closed on 28 May 2008.
Submissions regarding the status of NZ bird species closed on 1 May 2008.
Public submissions are invited for the proposed Ka Whata Tu O Rakihouia Conservation Park, Kaikoura Ranges. Submissions closed 2 April 2008.
You were invited to have your say on the draft Hector's and Maui's dolphin Threat Management Plan which seeks to help protect these species.
Learn about two draft plans aimed at better management of the New Zealand sea lion.
Participation was invited in the Westland Tai Poutini National Park Management Plan amendment consultation.
You views, comments and suggestions were inviited on the possibilities for, and implications of, increased protection of the bottlenose dolphins of Doubtful Sound/Patea.
Find out the consultation process for the approved West Coast Conservation Management Strategy.
The West Coast Marine Protection Forum called for public comment and feedback on the Marine and Coastal Environments of the West Coast.
Public submissions are invited for the proposed Kawatiri Heritage Conservation Park. Submissions closed 2 March 2007.
A discussion document on the Review of the Level of Protection for Some New Zealand Wildlife.
Review the Whanganui National Park Draft Management Plan. Submissions closed.
Review a plan to enable the recovery of New Zealand’s largest and rarest lizards.
This paper outlines management options of white pointer sharks.
You can review the Draft Sustainable Development Plan for Kororipo-Kerikeri Basin. Submissions closed.
Learn about the review of the the specifications governing the keeping of deer in captivity in New Zealand for deer farming and for safari parks / game estates.
DOC's statutory planning processes
DOC's consultation policy (PDF, 58K)
DOC's consultation guidelines (PDF, 109K)
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