This is a summary of the New Zealand government’s policy on whales and whaling.
Find out about a study of the diet of fur seals at Tonga Island, Abel Tasman National Park.
Following research into the decline of the Doubtful Sound bottlenose dolphin population the Department of Conservation has published the marine mammal (and other wildlife) code of management.
The plan seeks to describe the nature and extent of threats to Hector's and Māui dolphin and iImplement strategies to reduce those threats which are human induced.
This report describes the findings of population monitoring surveys carried out between 2009 and 2012 on the Doubtful Sound and Dusky Sound bottlenose dolphins in Fiordland.
This report describes the findings of population monitoring surveys carried out over the summer of 2007/2008 on the Doubtful Sound and Dusky Sound bottlenose dolphins in Fiordland.
This report details a comparative study of Fiordland’s Doubtful and Dusky Sound bottlenose dolphins in 2008.
This report documents a trial that was intended to evaluate the efficacy and safety of satellite tagging for potential application to the critically endangered Māui dolphin (Cephalorhynchus hectori maui).
The brochure includes illustrations of some marine mammals you may encounter in the Bay of Islands. It outlines how to behave around marine mammals, and includes information on local marine mammal tourism operators.
Review the Department of Conservation's Marine Mammal Action Plan for 2005-2010.
This brochure opens out into an A2 poster about key marine mammal species and their general distribution around New Zealand.
This poster has details of the different types of whales, dolphins and seals in New Zealand and where they are found.
The New Zealand sea lion species management plan: 2009–2014 (the Plan) provides a strategic framework to guide DOC in managing the recovery of the New Zealand sea lion to non-threatened status.
This booklet reviews the history of whales and whaling in the Pacific islands region.
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