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DOC Science & Technical Publishing

The New Zealand Department of Conservation (DOC) publishes a wide range of documents on the work it does, from scientific notes and threatened species recovery plans to management plans and annual reports. The publications in this Science & technical section record the output of science investigations undertaken by DOC's Science & Technical Group, staff and contractors. We publish several series, stand-alone books, science posters, and pamphlets. 

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DOC Science & Technical Publishing
Department of Conservation
PO Box 10420
The Terrace
Wellington 6143

Phone: +64 4 471 3285

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We release new publications regularly, so keep an eye on our new publications page for updates, or subscribe to our monthly memo (electronic or hardcopy).

Other published reports

The reports from some of our science investigations are published in professional journals. These reports are listed in our catalogue, but are not available through this website or from DOC. They may be consulted through libraries, or enquiries can be made directly to the journal concerned.


The online catalogue on this website lists all of our publications, including abstracts and links to the pdf where available. Annually we produce a catalogue of the publications produced in the previous year. These are available for download, or can be requested in hard copy.

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Copyright information

All material published by DOC Science & Technical Publishing is held under Crown Copyright. We ask that you respect copyright when using our material.

To request permission to republish material from any work published by DOC Science & Technical Publishing, contact us with the following information:

Details of the work to be published:

  • Title
  • Author/editor(s)
  • Publication date
  • Figure/table number (if applicable)
  • Print run
  • Price (including currency)

Details of the material to be reproduced:

  • Title
  • Author/editor(s)
  • Series title
  • Issue number
  • Publication year
  • Page number
  • Figure/table number (if applicable)

If possible please include a photocopy of the material concerned.

Guide for authors

An information guide for authors of DOC's science and technical publications has been prepared. It can be downloaded from this page.

We have a DOC style for Endnote. This means that if you use Endnote to format your references in papers you are submitting for publication in one of our series, you shouldn't have to do anything but apply the style and your references will be beautifully formatted! Please get in touch if you would like a copy.


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