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Day in the life of a whio ranger

By   /  October 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Blue Duck, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DOC ranger, Environment, Jobs at DOC, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, whio  /  Comments Off on Day in the life of a whio ranger

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Day in the life of a whio ranger Biodiversity Ranger Daniel Sawyers works in the Buller District, which is home to many of our native species, including whio/blue ducks. We asked Daniel about his work with the birds. Daniel with a captured whio Where are […]

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10 tips for attracting native birds to your garden

By   /  October 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Animal pests, Bellbird, Conservation, Conservation Week, Department of Conservation, Environment, Kereru, Koromiko, Native animals, Native plants, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, tree planting, tui  /  Comments Off on 10 tips for attracting native birds to your garden

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: 10 tips for attracting native birds to your garden It’s Conservation Week next weekend. One of the ways you can get involved is by protecting the native birds in your backyard. Here are some ways you can do that: Photo: Pseudopanax 1. Plant nectar producing flowers Korimako/bellbirds […]

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Fiordland kiwi diaries: The perils of nesting

By   /  October 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DOC ranger, Environment, Fiordland, kiwi, National parks, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Fiordland kiwi diaries: The perils of nesting

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Fiordland kiwi diaries: The perils of nesting We caught up with Tim, a ranger on the front lines of the Save Our Iconic Kiwi initiative. This is the fourth in a series following the work he’s doing to save the Fiordland tokoeka (kiwi). You can […]

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How to take part this Conservation Week

By   /  October 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Activities, Conservation, Conservation Week, Department of Conservation, Environment, Native animals, Native plants, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Sustainability, volunteering, Volunteers, Walking/hiking/tramping, Weeds  /  Comments Off on How to take part this Conservation Week

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: How to take part this Conservation Week It’s Conservation Week from the 14th – 22nd of October. Get involved by showing your backyard some love. Here are a few ways you can take part. 1. Get outdoors A great way to show your back yard, and […]

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Photo of the week: Frog blog

By   /  September 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Animal pests, Archey's frog, battle for our birds, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Photo of the week: Frog blog

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Photo of the week: Frog blog New Zealand’s native species are the big winners at Whareorino Forest following a successful Battle for our Birds operation which resulted in rat numbers tumbling to very low numbers. Our monitoring results following the pest control operation failed to find […]

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Fiordland kiwi diaries: The Shy Lake housing crisis

By   /  September 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Fiordland, Fiordland Kiwi Diaries, Fiordland National Park, kiwi, National parks, Native animals, Native animals DOC ranger, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Science, Tokoeka  /  Comments Off on Fiordland kiwi diaries: The Shy Lake housing crisis

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Fiordland kiwi diaries: The Shy Lake housing crisis We caught up with Tim, a ranger on the front lines of the Save Our Iconic Kiwi initiative. This is the third in a series following the work he’s doing to save the Fiordland tokoeka (kiwi). Check […]

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Fiordland kiwi diaries: Catching the mysterious tokoeka

By   /  September 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DOC ranger, Environment, Fiordland, Fiordland National Park, kiwi, National parks, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Science, Tokoeka  /  Comments Off on Fiordland kiwi diaries: Catching the mysterious tokoeka

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

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Native dads doing their bit for conservation

By   /  September 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Albatross, Archey's frog, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Father's Day, kiwi, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, royalcam  /  Comments Off on Native dads doing their bit for conservation

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Native dads doing their bit for conservation To celebrate Father’s Day, we look at a few of our New Zealand dads doing their bit to ensure the survival of our native species. Here’s some of our favourite dad pics. Northland brown kiwi dad sitting on his […]

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Working together for whio

By   /  August 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Blue Duck, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Ruahine Range, Volunteers, whio  /  Comments Off on Working together for whio

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Working together for whio Working together for a common cause was the aim of the game for volunteers attending the annual Ruahine Whio Protectors hui this month. Who are the Ruahine Whio Protectors? The Ruahine Whio Protectors are a collaboration of dedicated volunteers from a variety […]

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Photo of the week: Kauri snail eggs

By   /  August 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Eggs, Environment, Giant snails, Kauri snails, Native animals, New Zealand, New Zealand animals, New Zealand Government, Northland, Photo of the week, Public Sector, snails  /  Comments Off on Photo of the week: Kauri snail eggs

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Photo of the week: Kauri snail eggs Did you know that snails lay eggs? Photo: Gregory Sherley These are the eggs of our native kauri snail. These giant snails can live for 20 years or more, and are very active – for snails. They have been known […]

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Whio numbers on the rise

By   /  August 16, 2017  /  1080, 24/7 News, Animal pests, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Genesis Energy, National parks, Native animals, Nelson/Marlborough, New Zealand Government, Partnerships, Public Sector, Whangapeka, whio  /  Comments Off on Whio numbers on the rise

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Whio numbers on the rise Motueka rangers are thrilled with a 48% increase in whio numbers at an intensively managed site in Kahurangi National Park. Ivan and John banding whio. Photo: Leigh Marshall A recent survey of the Wangapeka/Fyfe whio security site in Kahurangi National […]

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New Zealand fur seals on their big OE

By   /  August 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, kekeno, Marine, Native animals, New Zealand fur seals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on New Zealand fur seals on their big OE

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: New Zealand fur seals on their big OE Kekeno/New Zealand fur seals are the most common seals in New Zealand. As with our sea lions, they can be told apart from other seals by their ear flaps and back flippers that rotate forward, helping them move on […]

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9 year old volunteer discovers giant wētā population

By   /  August 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Coromandel, Department of Conservation, Environment, Islands, Mahoenui, Mahurangi Island, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, weta  /  Comments Off on 9 year old volunteer discovers giant wētā population

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: 9 year old volunteer discovers giant wētā population Keen-eyed conservationist, 9 year old Mia Bentley, made an amazing discovery on Mahurangi Island last weekend. She found the rear leg of a giant wētā. A population of Mahoenui giant wētā were translocated to the island nearly […]

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Photo of the week: Leaf-veined slug

By   /  August 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Leaf-veined slug, Native animals, native species, New Zealand Government, New Zealand species, Photo of the week, Public Sector, slugs  /  Comments Off on Photo of the week: Leaf-veined slug

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Photo of the week: Leaf-veined slug How can you tell if a slug is native to New Zealand? By checking if its patterning looks like the veins on leaves. Photo: Herb Christophers New Zealand has over 30 species of native slug, all of which are […]

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What to do if you find a seal

By   /  July 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, fur seals, kekeno, Marine, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on What to do if you find a seal

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: What to do if you find a seal Seals – they’re cute, charismatic and currently experiencing a population comeback. Our Marine Species and Threats Science Advisor, Laura Boren, shares tips on how we can all live alongside our marine mates in harmony, and why it’s […]

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Breeding success for northern dotterels

By   /  July 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, birds, Conservation, Coromandel, Department of Conservation, Dotterel, Environment, Native animals, New Zealand Government, nz birds, Public Sector, Volunteers  /  Comments Off on Breeding success for northern dotterels

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Breeding success for northern dotterels By Nicola Munro, Biodiversity Ranger Dotterel mum and chick Successful breeding season Last summer saw another successful breeding season for Northern New Zealand dotterels on the Coromandel Peninsula. DOC’s dotterel rangers and an extensive volunteer network form the Dotterel Watch Programme. […]

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Second Nature: An update from Nicola Toki

By   /  June 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Bats, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Kakapo, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Second Nature, threatened species, Threatened Species Ambassador, threatened species strategy  /  Comments Off on Second Nature: An update from Nicola Toki

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Second Nature: An update from Nicola Toki It has been a while since I’ve written an edition of Second Nature, but it’s fair to say that the world of protecting threatened species never stands still.  The last month alone has seen huge momentum in setting […]

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Monitoring Maruia Valley’s long-tailed bats

By   /  May 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Bats, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, long-tailed bat, Native animals, New Zealand Government, pekapeka, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Monitoring Maruia Valley’s long-tailed bats

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Monitoring Maruia Valley’s long-tailed bats By Lauren Kelley, Community Ranger Each January and February, a team of biodiversity staff from the Māwhera/Greymouth office monitors long-tailed bats in the Maruia Valley. They start by putting out free-standing harp traps to catch lactating females (new mothers). Free-standing harp […]

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Jamie and Quirky the kiwi

By   /  May 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DOC jobs, east coast, Environment, kiwi, Motu kiwi crèche, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Jamie and Quirky the kiwi

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Jamie and Quirky the kiwi By Jayne Ramage, (Communication Advisor) and Sandra Groves,(Community Ranger) There are lots of ways to know you’ve made a positive impact on New Zealand conservation. One sure sign is by becoming the namesake of one of our precious national birds. […]

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Photo of the week: Orange-fronted parakeet/kākāriki karaka

By   /  May 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, battle for our birds, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Kakariki karaka, Lake Sumner, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Orange-fronted Parakeet, Photo of the week, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Photo of the week: Orange-fronted parakeet/kākāriki karaka

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Photo of the week: Orange-fronted parakeet/kākāriki karaka Today’s photo is of a critically endangered kākāriki karaka, or orange-fronted parakeet. Found in three alpine beech forest valleys in Canterbury, these small forest-dwelling birds are at a high risk of extinction with only 200 – 400 birds remaining in the wild. Last […]

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