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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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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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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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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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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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New feathered faces in Te Anau

By   /  March 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, kaka, kākā chicks, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Parrot, Public Sector, Te Anau  /  Comments Off on New feathered faces in Te Anau

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: New feathered faces in Te Anau by Sarah Afriyie-Agyemang, Community Ranger Pūnanga Manu o Te Anau/Te Anau Bird Sanctuary welcomed two new faces in December last year with the arrival of two kākā chicks. The new chicks in town. Photo: Anja Köhler Their parents are sanctuary […]

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Saying goodbye to a rare penguin

By   /  March 6, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Fiordland crested penguin, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, tawaki, West Coast, Wildbase, Wildbase Recovery  /  Comments Off on Saying goodbye to a rare penguin

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Saying goodbye to a rare penguin This rare tawaki/Fiordland crested penguin was found last November, on the brink of death, lying on a beach near Haast. Tawaki/Fiordland crested penguin. : Anthony Behren Swimming practice. : Wildbase The penguin was barely able to move or stand and was taken to […]

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World Wildlife Day – the role NZ, DOC and CITES rangers play

By   /  March 3, 2018  /  24/7 News, CITES, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, International, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, World Wildlife Day  /  Comments Off on World Wildlife Day – the role NZ, DOC and CITES rangers play

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: World Wildlife Day – the role NZ, DOC and CITES rangers play By Stacey Perkins Today is World Wildlife Day (March 3), a global celebration of the world’s wildlife. Every year on World Wildlife Day governmental and non-governmental agencies work together to promote awareness and […]

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Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: First check up of the year

By   /  March 1, 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: First check up of the year

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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