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Why the survival of NZ’s wildlife is in our hands

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, Animal pests, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Predator Free 2050, Public Sector, threatened species, Threatened Species Ambassador  /  Comments Off on Why the survival of NZ’s wildlife is in our hands

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Why the survival of NZ’s wildlife is in our hands The idea that New Zealand’s threatened species can somehow safely ‘co-exist’ with the onslaught of introduced predators is irresponsible and untrue, writes Threatened Species Ambassador Nicola Toki. New Zealand is facing a biodiversity crisis. With […]

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Goodbye Gunnera, be gone old friend

By   /  February 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, Chilian rhubarb, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Gunerra, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, War on Weeds, Weeds, West Coast  /  Comments Off on Goodbye Gunnera, be gone old friend

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Goodbye Gunnera, be gone old friend By Fiona Anderson, Senior Biodiversity Ranger “What is that plant that looks like giant rhubarb?” Gunnera leaves (giant or Chilean rhubarb) A decade or so ago the answer may have been “That’s Gunnera (giant or Chilean rhubarb), a South […]

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The impacts of window strike on our native birds

By   /  February 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Kereru, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, window strike  /  Comments Off on The impacts of window strike on our native birds

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: The impacts of window strike on our native birds By Kelly Hancock, Community Ranger Cleaning windows must be one of the most dreaded household tasks. If you manage to keep your windows sparkling clean, well done – you’re doing better than me! But those clean […]

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Celebrating the Chinese New Year in Auckland

By   /  February 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, Auckland, Chinese New Year, Conservation, conservation dogs, Department of Conservation, Environment, Marine Reserves, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Celebrating the Chinese New Year in Auckland

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Celebrating the Chinese New Year in Auckland By Yen Li Lim, Visitor Centre Ranger To celebrate the Chinese New Year, DOC staff in Auckland recently took the opportunity to reach out to the local community by attending the Chinese New Year Festival and Market Day. […]

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“Whale Cam” Attached to Minke in a World-first

By   /  February 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, Animal Welfare, Conservation, Environment, NGOs, World Wildlife Fund  /  Comments Off on “Whale Cam” Attached to Minke in a World-first

MIL OSI – Source: World Wildlife Fund – Release/Statement Headline: “Whale Cam” Attached to Minke in a World-first For the first time ever, scientists in Antarctica have attached a camera to a minke – one of the most poorly understood of all the whale species. And in an incredible bonus for researchers, the camera (which […]

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Monitoring rock wren in an alpine world

By   /  February 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, Alpine, Animal pests, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Fiordland, Lake Roe, monitoring, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Rock wren, tuke  /  Comments Off on Monitoring rock wren in an alpine world

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Monitoring rock wren in an alpine world Crystal Brindle, Research Assistant I have recently lost myself in the practice of exploring lake basins, rocky cliffs, and mountain tops in search of a fleeting endangered bird that calls this rugged landscape home, the rock wren/tuke. Rock […]

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WWF Statement On Bridgestone’s Global Sustainable Procurement Policy

By   /  February 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, Animal Welfare, Conservation, Environment, NGOs, World Wildlife Fund  /  Comments Off on WWF Statement On Bridgestone’s Global Sustainable Procurement Policy

MIL OSI – Source: World Wildlife Fund – Release/Statement Headline: WWF Statement On Bridgestone’s Global Sustainable Procurement Policy In response to Bridgestone’s announcement of its new Global Sustainable Procurement Policy, with commitments to a sustainable supply chain for natural rubber, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) issued the following statement from Kerry Cesareo, vice president, forests. “Unsustainable […]

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Nigel: The gannet who stole our hearts

By   /  February 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, gannets, Islands, Mana Island, Native animals, New Zealand Government, predator-free, Public Sector, Wellington/Kapiti  /  Comments Off on Nigel: The gannet who stole our hearts

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Nigel: The gannet who stole our hearts It’s Valentine’s Day and we’re reflecting on the life and times of Nigel, the gannet whose tumultuous love affair with a concrete bird made headlines around the world. The late Nigel-no-Mates (RIP) went viral last week when people […]

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WWF Statement on the FY19 Presidential Budget Proposal

By   /  February 13, 2018  /  24/7 News, Animal Welfare, Conservation, Environment, NGOs, World Wildlife Fund  /  Comments Off on WWF Statement on the FY19 Presidential Budget Proposal

MIL OSI – Source: World Wildlife Fund – Release/Statement Headline: WWF Statement on the FY19 Presidential Budget Proposal In response to significant foreign assistance funding reductions proposed in the President’s FY2019 budget request, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) released the following statement from Todd Shelton, vice president of U.S. government relations: “Congress has long provided strong […]

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The Murchison Mountains survey: The results are in

By   /  February 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Takahē  /  Comments Off on The Murchison Mountains survey: The results are in

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: The Murchison Mountains survey: The results are in After 70 days, 14 helicopter flights and a large amount of stamina in the bizarrely hot, Southland summer, the majority of the wild takahē territories have been searched. This has completed the 2017 Murchison Mountain takahē survey. […]

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Was the Million Dollar Mouse project successful?

By   /  February 9, 2018  /  24/7 News, Antipodes Islands, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Islands, Mice, million dollar mouse, New Zealand Government, Predator control, Predator Free New Zealand, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Was the Million Dollar Mouse project successful?

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Was the Million Dollar Mouse project successful? After 18 long months, the wait is finally over. In just over one week’s time, the team is heading back to the Antipodes Islands to discover the outcome of the Million Dollar Mouse project. The Antipodes Islands. Photo: […]

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WWF Statement on Hong Kong’s Move to Ban Ivory Trade

By   /  February 6, 2018  /  24/7 News, Animal Welfare, Conservation, Environment, NGOs, World Wildlife Fund  /  Comments Off on WWF Statement on Hong Kong’s Move to Ban Ivory Trade

MIL OSI – Source: World Wildlife Fund – Release/Statement Headline: WWF Statement on Hong Kong’s Move to Ban Ivory Trade In response to Hong Kong’s decision to completely ban domestic ivory trade by 2021, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) issued the following from Jan Vertefeuille, senior director for advocacy:   “It’s hard to overstate the importance […]

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Explore the Wild West canyons of Bannockburn Sluicings

By   /  February 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, Bannockburn Sluicings, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Historic, Landmarks, New Zealand Government, Otago, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Explore the Wild West canyons of Bannockburn Sluicings

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Explore the Wild West canyons of Bannockburn Sluicings By Francesca Bradley, Technical Advisor (Historic) and Lara Phillips The stark landscape of the Bannockburn Sluicings is New Zealand’s Grand Canyon, on a smaller scale. With the mid 30 degree weather heating up Central Otago lately, the […]

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The bittern/matuku: A national wetland treasure

By   /  February 2, 2018  /  24/7 News, Bittern, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, wetlands, World Wetlands Day  /  Comments Off on The bittern/matuku: A national wetland treasure

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: The bittern/matuku: A national wetland treasure It’s World Wetlands Day. Jack van Hal takes us behind the scenes of a research programme underway to learn more about the conservation needs of the Australasian bittern/matuku.  The Australasian bittern/matuku is an iconic wetland species, most of us […]

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The ultimate ten-day Northland, New Zealand itinerary

By   /  February 1, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Native animals, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand hikes, New Zealand road trip, new zealand walks, Northland, Northland road trip, Public Sector, Recreation, Walking/hiking/tramping, Where to go in New Zealand, Where to go in Northland  /  Comments Off on The ultimate ten-day Northland, New Zealand itinerary

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: The ultimate ten-day Northland, New Zealand itinerary Planning on visiting Northland? This ten-day road trip itinerary will help you make the most of your visit to the beautiful north, and includes some of the best walks and hikes New Zealand has to offer. This itinerary […]

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WWF Statement on the State of the Union Address

By   /  January 31, 2018  /  24/7 News, Animal Welfare, Conservation, Environment, NGOs, World Wildlife Fund  /  Comments Off on WWF Statement on the State of the Union Address

MIL OSI – Source: World Wildlife Fund – Release/Statement Headline: WWF Statement on the State of the Union Address Date January 30, 2018 Media Contact In This Press Release In response to tonight’s State of the Union address by President Donald J. Trump, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) issued the following statement from Todd Shelton, vice […]

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Dogs and wildlife: Being a responsible dog owner

By   /  January 30, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, dog owners, Environment, Marine, marine mammals, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Wellington/Kapiti  /  Comments Off on Dogs and wildlife: Being a responsible dog owner

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Dogs and wildlife: Being a responsible dog owner By Laura Boren, Science Advisor – Marine Species and Threats Team, Department of Conservation I grew up with dogs, but when I moved to New Zealand to study and pursue a career in Marine Conservation, I became […]

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Monitoring bats in Whirinaki

By   /  January 27, 2018  /  24/7 News, Bats, Bay of Plenty, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, monitoring, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Monitoring bats in Whirinaki

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Monitoring bats in Whirinaki By Neil Robert Hutton – Community Ranger, Department of Conservation Christmas was fast approaching and most people were anticipating Santa’s reindeer; however, in the Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tane Conservation Park, Department of Conservation rangers were on the lookout for another sort of […]

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Blue cod waterslide

By   /  January 25, 2018  /  24/7 News, blue cod, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Jobs at DOC, Marine, Marine Reserves, Marine science, Nelson/Marlborough, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Regions  /  Comments Off on Blue cod waterslide

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Blue cod waterslide Here at DOC we go the extra mile for the species we protect, and sometimes that means creating a bespoke blue cod waterslide. Blue cod Recently one of our marine scientists headed out to Long Island – Kokomohua Marine Reserve to survey the blue […]

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