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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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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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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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Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Nest check for Pegleg and Sinbad Colby

By   /  April 19, 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: Nest check for Pegleg and Sinbad Colby

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Nest check for Pegleg and Sinbad Colby We caught up with Tim, a ranger on the front lines of the Save Our Iconic Kiwi initiative. This is the eleventh in a series following the work he’s doing to save the Fiordland tokoeka […]

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Royal cam albatross dies in tough season for colony

By   /  April 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Feb18, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, royalcamstory2018  /  Comments Off on Royal cam albatross dies in tough season for colony

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Royal cam albatross dies in tough season for colony Otago Peninsula’s Royal cam albatross chick died after it was attacked yesterday by a parent bird during a tough breeding season for the colony at Pukekura/Taiaroa Head says DOC.

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Wandering in the wild: the Kahurangi takahē

By   /  April 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Gouland Downs, Great Walks, Heaphy Track, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand Government, Partnerships, Public Sector, Takahē, translocations  /  Comments Off on Wandering in the wild: the Kahurangi takahē

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Wandering in the wild: the Kahurangi takahē By Julie Harvey, Takahē Advocacy Ranger. There are takahē wandering in the wild in Kahurangi National Park! This was the first thought that popped into my head this morning. This is so remarkable as they weren’t there over […]

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Sardine smoothies and intrepid seabirds

By   /  April 14, 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 Sardine smoothies and intrepid seabirds

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Sardine smoothies and intrepid seabirds What do you get if you cross 100 intrepid seabirds, a 1,131-kilometre flight, sardine smoothies and a huge amount of volunteer support? A highly ambitious translocation of kōrure/mottled petrel chicks from Whenua Hou/Codfish Island to the Maungaharuru Range. Kia ora, […]

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Promising future for planting by machine

By   /  April 13, 2018  /  24/7 News, Burford Tree Seeder, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Native plants, New Zealand Government, planting, Public Sector, seeds  /  Comments Off on Promising future for planting by machine

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Promising future for planting by machine By Sue Streatfield, Partnerships Ranger Last year we shared the story about an Aussie invention that could sow the seeds of native trees and shrubs directly into the ground, offering a cost-effective, labour-saving alternative to planting. New Zealand’s first […]

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Volunteering with whio in Turangi

By   /  April 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, Blue Duck, Central North Island, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Tongariro Trout Centre, Turangi, Volunteers, whio  /  Comments Off on Volunteering with whio in Turangi

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Volunteering with whio in Turangi Massey University student, Victoria Buckley, tells us about her opportunity to work at the Whio Crèche in Turangi this summer. This summer I was given the opportunity to work at the Whio Crèche, also called the Hardening Facility which is based […]

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Geckos shoulder backpacks for trip to Mana Island

By   /  April 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Feb18, geckostory2018, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Geckos shoulder backpacks for trip to Mana Island

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Geckos shoulder backpacks for trip to Mana Island A group of geckos on Mana Island near Wellington were fitted with tiny backpacks today, as researchers hope to shed light on how far they move when transferred to new homes

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Protecting and restoring the world’s precious wetlands

By   /  April 4, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, International, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Ramsar Convention, wetlands  /  Comments Off on Protecting and restoring the world’s precious wetlands

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Protecting and restoring the world’s precious wetlands by Summer Church, International Advisor Wetlands are of great ecological, cultural and historical value to New Zealand. Our wetlands act like the kidneys of the earth, capturing sediments and nutrients, slowly releasing water in drought prone areas and protecting […]

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Takahē returning to Kahurangi: Kia kaha!

By   /  April 2, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment & Resource Management, Green Party, MIL NZ OSI, native bird, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release, Takahē, takehe, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Takahē returning to Kahurangi: Kia kaha!

Source: Green Party Headline: Takahē returning to Kahurangi: Kia kaha! They’re big, blue, beautiful and will hopefully breed. Fingers and toes are crossed that a group of takahē will settle into life in Kahurangi National Park after being released on March 20. The Department of Conservation released 18 birds onto the Gouland Downs near Heaphy […]

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Fun to say – and fun to film!

By   /  March 31, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Native animals, Native plants, New Zealand Government, Powelliphanta, pronunciation, Public Sector, Wellington/Kapiti  /  Comments Off on Fun to say – and fun to film!

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Fun to say – and fun to film! At the Department of Conservation, we talk about New Zealand’s native species all day, every day. The go-to icebreaker for introductions at DOC is “what’s your favourite species?”. Whenever this question gets asked of people who aren’t […]

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