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Comeback for curious kea Tiaki

By   /  June 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, birds, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, KEA, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Otago, Public Sector, ranger, rehabilitation, staff, Uncategorized  /  Comments Off on Comeback for curious kea Tiaki

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Comeback for curious kea Tiaki Last month Aoraki/Mt Cook and Te Manahuna/Twizel staff had the privilege of releasing Tiaki the Kea back to his mountain home in Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park. This has come after over a month of care and rehabilitation by the South […]

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Forests, Food And Land Can Deliver 30% of Solutions Needed To Tackle Climate Crisis by 2030

By   /  June 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, Animal Welfare, Conservation, Environment, NGOs, World Wildlife Fund  /  Comments Off on Forests, Food And Land Can Deliver 30% of Solutions Needed To Tackle Climate Crisis by 2030

MIL OSI – Source: World Wildlife Fund – Release/Statement Headline: Forests, Food And Land Can Deliver 30% of Solutions Needed To Tackle Climate Crisis by 2030 WASHINGTON–As part of the Global Climate Action Summit, WWF, together with a broad coalition of partners, today issued the 30X30 Forests, Food and Land Challenge: calling on businesses, states, […]

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Red tussocks are worthy of admiration

By   /  June 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Gouland Downs, Huts, Native plants, Nelson/Marlborough, New Zealand Government, plants, Public Sector, Recreation, Regions, Takahē, Walking/hiking/tramping  /  Comments Off on Red tussocks are worthy of admiration

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Red tussocks are worthy of admiration What is so special about the red tussock (Chionochloa rubra) on the Gouland Downs you might ask as you plod past them on the way to the next hut? Harry Broad, DOC writer in residence, explains why this “dull […]

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Help name the latest online sensation

By   /  June 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, may18, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, royalcamstory2018  /  Comments Off on Help name the latest online sensation

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Help name the latest online sensation Millions of people have spent the last three years watching her neighbours grow up. Now for the third year running DOC is inviting people to help name the newest Royal cam albatross chick at the Taiaroa Head colony on […]

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‘Kiwi’ translocated to Whareroa Farm

By   /  June 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, kapiti island, kiwi, Little spotted kiwi, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Wellington/Kapiti, Whareroa Farm  /  Comments Off on ‘Kiwi’ translocated to Whareroa Farm

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: ‘Kiwi’ translocated to Whareroa Farm A ‘Kiwi Caravan’ that is! This unlikely conservation icon has been rescued from Kapiti Island Nature Reserve and refurbished. The caravan was officially opened as an Information Hub on Sunday 3 June by the community Guardians of Whareroa Farm.

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Takoketai/black petrel survival a story of hope

By   /  June 1, 2018  /  24/7 News, Auckland, birds, Black petrel, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Great Barrier Island, Islands, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Takoketai/black petrel survival a story of hope

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Takoketai/black petrel survival a story of hope Two weeks in dense Great Barrier Island forest isn’t everyone’s thing, but for the nationally vulnerable seabird, the takoketai/black petrel, this is where they hang out to breed. This is also where Sir Peter Blake-DOC Ambassador James Ranstead […]

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Bird counting in the Landsborough valley

By   /  May 28, 2018  /  24/7 News, Animal pests, biodiversity, birds, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, mohua, New Zealand Government, Pest control, Predator Free 2050, Predator Free New Zealand, Public Sector, volunteering, West Coast  /  Comments Off on Bird counting in the Landsborough valley

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Bird counting in the Landsborough valley For 20 years our ‘bird counters’ have been flying into the remote Landsborough valley in South Westland to monitor the effects of sustained predator control on bird life. This work has contributed to a long-term picture of the health of […]

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Cloudy geckos in the land of the long white cloud

By   /  May 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, cloudy gecko, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, gecko, Kundy Island, Lizard, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, saddleback, Southland, Tieke  /  Comments Off on Cloudy geckos in the land of the long white cloud

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Cloudy geckos in the land of the long white cloud New Zealand is full of weird, wonderful and way off the beaten track creatures. We’re lucky enough to get opportunities to go and discover more about these unique biological treasures. Senior Ranger Phil Melgren had […]

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Protecting our mounga enables toutouwai to return

By   /  May 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, may18, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Protecting our mounga enables toutouwai to return

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Protecting our mounga enables toutouwai to return One of the world’s most intensive rat and small rodent trapping networks is providing a safe haven for wildlife on Mt Taranaki, resulting in the release of more toutouwai / North Island robin back to mountain.

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Do you know the difference between males and females?

By   /  May 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, apr18, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Do you know the difference between males and females?

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Do you know the difference between males and females? Kiwi listening stands are popping-up at markets across the Bay of Islands throughout April and May to give aspiring kiwi listeners information about how to contribute, including learning the difference between male and female kiwi calls.

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Monitoring our Marine Reserves: An eye beneath the water

By   /  May 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, biodiversity, canterbury, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DOC ranger, Environment, Marine, Marine Reserves, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Technology  /  Comments Off on Monitoring our Marine Reserves: An eye beneath the water

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Monitoring our Marine Reserves: An eye beneath the water We catch up with Tom MacTavish, a Marine Ranger, undertaking monitoring at Banks Peninsula’s marine reserves. This is the first blog in a series following his work with baited remote underwater video.

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99 birds wing their way to Hawke’s Bay

By   /  May 9, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Hawke's Bay, kōrure, Kōrure Translocation, mottled petrel, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Poutiri Ao ō Tanē, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on 99 birds wing their way to Hawke’s Bay

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: 99 birds wing their way to Hawke’s Bay This is the final blog post in a three-part series from Biodiversity Ranger Kelly Eaton following the translocation of up to 100 intrepid seabirds from Whenua Hou Island to the Maungaharuru Range in the Hawke’s Bay.

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Unable to save Okuru pilot whales

By   /  May 8, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Unable to save Okuru pilot whales

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Unable to save Okuru pilot whales A difficult decision has been made to humanely euthanise 12 stranded pilot whales that were alive after a total of 38 stranded at the mouth of the Okuru River south of Haast.

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A new companion for Ihi the takahē

By   /  May 2, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Takahē  /  Comments Off on A new companion for Ihi the takahē

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: A new companion for Ihi the takahē Biodiversity Ranger Chris Bell was one of a team of people who worked to transfer Blitzen the takahē to his new home on Kapiti Island. Blitzen was transferred from the Burwood Takahē Centre to Kapiti Island last month […]

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Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Back to catching adult kiwi

By   /  April 30, 2018  /  24/7 News, Animal pests, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DOC ranger, Environment, Fiordland, Fiordland Kiwi Diaries, Fiordland National Park, Haast tokoeka, Jobs at DOC, kiwi, National parks, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Science  /  Comments Off on Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Back to catching adult kiwi

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Back to catching adult kiwi We caught up with Tim, a ranger on the front lines of the Save Our Iconic Kiwi initiative. This is the twelfth in a series following the work he’s doing to save the Fiordland tokoeka (kiwi). Tim and […]

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Falco – the conservation dog-in-training

By   /  April 26, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Conservation dog, Department of Conservation, Environment, Kiwibank, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Partnerships, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Falco – the conservation dog-in-training

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Falco – the conservation dog-in-training Meet Falco. He’s exactly like Zorro, but without the cape … or the mask … or a sword … and he’s a dog … so really nothing like Zorro, except for the dashing good looks and exotic name. Falco is a […]

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Hope for Critically Endangered Mekong River Dolphins as Population Increases for First Time

By   /  April 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, Animal Welfare, Conservation, Environment, NGOs, World Wildlife Fund  /  Comments Off on Hope for Critically Endangered Mekong River Dolphins as Population Increases for First Time

MIL OSI – Source: World Wildlife Fund – Release/Statement Headline: Hope for Critically Endangered Mekong River Dolphins as Population Increases for First Time Phnom Penh, Cambodia, April 23, 2018 — After decades of seemingly irreversible decline, results from a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Government of Cambodia census released today show that the population of […]

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Fluffy seabirds with a bite

By   /  April 23, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Hawke's Bay, kōrure, Kōrure Translocation, mottled petrel, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Poutiri Ao ō Tanē, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Fluffy seabirds with a bite

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Fluffy seabirds with a bite This is the second blog post in a three-part series following the translocation of up to 100 intrepid seabirds from Whenua Hou Island to the Maungaharuru Range in the Hawke’s Bay. Kia ora. We’re now well into the work here on […]

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Busting the Oil and Gas industry’s Alternative Facts about Jacinda’s offshore oil exploration ban.

By   /  April 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Busting the Oil and Gas industry’s Alternative Facts about Jacinda’s offshore oil exploration ban.

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Busting the Oil and Gas industry’s Alternative Facts about Jacinda’s offshore oil exploration ban. After Jacinda’s historic announcement that brought an end to new offshore oil and gas exploration, we’ve been hearing a lot from the industry about how the sky is about to fall in. Fun […]

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Biodiversity on your doorstep

By   /  April 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, biodiversity, Conservation, data, Department of Conservation, Environment, Jobs at DOC, monitoring, Native animals, Native plants, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Biodiversity on your doorstep

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Biodiversity on your doorstep Did you know you can find out what species live near you? Thanks to our new, interactive biodiversity information tool you can explore up to date biodiversity data across New Zealand’s conservation land. Our national biodiversity monitoring programme collects the data […]

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