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Monitoring Maruia Valley’s long-tailed bats

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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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Photo of the week: Mottled petrel/kōrure chick

Published By   /  April 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Hawke's Bay, mottled petrel, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Photo of the week, Public Sector, seabirds  /  Comments Off on Photo of the week: Mottled petrel/kōrure chick

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Photo of the week: Mottled petrel/kōrure chick Today’s photo is of a mottled petrel/kōrure chick on Whenua Hou/Codfish Island off the southern coast of New Zealand. Although the mottled petrel can be seen over vast areas of the Pacific Ocean, it is endemic because it breeds […]

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A day in the life of a ranger: Searching for yellow-eyed penguins on Banks Peninsula

Published By   /  March 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, canterbury, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Uncategorized, Yellow eyed penguin  /  Comments Off on A day in the life of a ranger: Searching for yellow-eyed penguins on Banks Peninsula

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: A day in the life of a ranger: Searching for yellow-eyed penguins on Banks Peninsula Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a DOC ranger? We got in touch with Tom MacTavish, the ranger in Akaroa, and asked him to tell us about […]

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10 things you may not know about whio

Published By   /  March 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Blue Duck, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, whio, Whio Awareness Month  /  Comments Off on 10 things you may not know about whio

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: 10 things you may not know about whio By Liz Carlson, Young Adventuress, Whio are one of those incredibly rare birds in New Zealand, that when you finally lay eyes on one, you know you’ve had a special moment. My first whio experience was an […]

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Photo of the week: Fur seal pup at Cape Palliser

Published By   /  March 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Cape Palliser, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, kekeno, Native animals, New Zealand fur seal, New Zealand Government, Photo of the week, Public Sector, Wairarapa  /  Comments Off on Photo of the week: Fur seal pup at Cape Palliser

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Photo of the week: Fur seal pup at Cape Palliser Visit Cape Palliser in the Wairarapa this time of year and the New Zealand fur seal/kekeno pups are sure to be performing their underwater acrobatics in rock pools or having a snooze in the sun. Today’s photo […]

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A season helping whio

Published By   /  March 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Blue Duck, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, ranger, West Coast, whio, Whio Awareness Month  /  Comments Off on A season helping whio

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: A season helping whio By Jose Watson, Communications Advisor Whio are New Zealand’s river surfing blue duck. Despite surviving death defying rapids on a regular basis, they are considerably less robust on land. The female whio, her eggs and young are all very vulnerable to […]

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Jobs at DOC: Fairy Tern Team

Published By   /  March 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, fairy tern, jobs, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, staff, Tara-iti  /  Comments Off on Jobs at DOC: Fairy Tern Team

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Jobs at DOC: Fairy Tern Team Come behind the scenes and into the jobs, the challenges, the highlights, and the personalities of the people who work at the Department of Conservation (DOC). Today we profile the Fairy Tern Team… Last week we farewelled this team for the 2016/2017 […]

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Happy Whio Awareness Month!

Published By   /  March 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, Blue Duck, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Whio Awareness Month, Whio Forever  /  Comments Off on Happy Whio Awareness Month!

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Happy Whio Awareness Month! Whio Awareness Month kicks off today! It’s a whole month (1 – 31 March) dedicated to our endangered whio/blue duck. Whio/blue duck. Photo: Sabine Bernert This month is all about raising the awareness of New Zealand’s cool river surfing blue duck and the […]

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Photo of the week: Harlequin gecko

Published By   /  February 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, harlequin gecko, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Photo of the week, Public Sector, reptile  /  Comments Off on Photo of the week: Harlequin gecko

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Photo of the week: Harlequin gecko Today’s photo is of a rare harlequin gecko/tukutuku rakiurae. This species of gecko is endemic to Stewart Island/Rakiura in the far south of New Zealand, where it was discovered in 1969. The harlequin gecko is probably the most southern member of the […]

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Successful start to the year for our newest kakī

Published By   /  January 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, black stilt, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, kaki, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Twizel  /  Comments Off on Successful start to the year for our newest kakī

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Successful start to the year for our newest kakī By Sam Haultain, Biodiversity Ranger The wind may have been strong, but the sun was shining as the first 19 juvenile kakī/black stilt of the current breeding season were released onto the Tasman River last week. […]

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Nurturing sustainability storytellers

Published By   /  January 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, film challenge, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Outlook for Someday, Partnerships, Public Sector, Sustainability  /  Comments Off on Nurturing sustainability storytellers

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Nurturing sustainability storytellers For 10 years now The Outlook for Someday film challenge has helped grow a generation of sustainability storytellers. The challenge gives young New Zealanders a voice, and enables them to tell conservation stories in their own words. DOC is a project partner, […]

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The top species of 2016

Published By   /  December 30, 2016  /  2016, 24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on The top species of 2016

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: The top species of 2016 In what has become an unofficial tradition, we countdown the most visited species on the DOC website for 2016. Let’s take a look: 14. Kererū Kererū can measure up to 51 cm from tail to beak, and weigh about 650 g. […]

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Jobs at DOC: Jazz, Conservation Dog

Published By   /  December 27, 2016  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Conservation dog, Department of Conservation, Environment, kaki, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Jobs at DOC: Jazz, Conservation Dog

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Jobs at DOC: Jazz, Conservation Dog DOC’s conservation dogs have interesting jobs. Learn more about the role Jazz, who works with Cody Thyne in Twizel, plays in locating some of our precious native bird species. Jazz is a German wirehaired pointer. She was initially trained […]

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Photo of the week: Dotterel nest

Published By   /  December 7, 2016  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Dotterel, Environment, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Northland, Photo of the week, Public Sector, tuturiwhatu  /  Comments Off on Photo of the week: Dotterel nest

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Photo of the week: Dotterel nest Today’s photo of the week is of a New Zealand dotterel/tuturiwhatu nest on a beautiful beach in the Far North. This endangered bird was once widespread and common, now there are only about 1,700 birds left. It is the time […]

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Eavesdropping on the Māui dolphin

Published By   /  November 28, 2016  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Manukau Harbour, maui dolphin, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Eavesdropping on the Māui dolphin

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Eavesdropping on the Māui dolphin By Andrew Wright, Marine Advisor Māui dolphin occurrence and distribution has been studied by DOC, MPI and many others through a variety of means for approaching two decades. Māui dolphin. Photo: Martin Stanley Hundreds of hours on boats and in […]

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Kids can tackle pests in their own backyard

Published By   /  November 24, 2016  /  24/7 News, Animal pests, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Kiwi Guardians, Native animals, New Zealand Government, pests, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Kids can tackle pests in their own backyard

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Kids can tackle pests in their own backyard Help us rid New Zealand of the most damaging introduced predators that threaten our nation’s natural taonga. Pest detectives at work These pests chew seedlings, nibble seeds and devour insects. They also eat our rare lizards and attack our […]

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A closer look at Cape to City

Published By   /  October 31, 2016  /  24/7 News, Cape to City, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Hawke's Bay, Native animals, Native plants, New Zealand Government, Poutiri Ao ō Tanē, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on A closer look at Cape to City

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: A closer look at Cape to City What’s it like working on one of New Zealand’s largest initiatives to restore biodiversity to the landscape? Community Ranger Lauren Buchholz shares the story behind some memorable scenes from Hawke’s Bay’s Cape to City project. A block of […]

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Rare visitor to Firth of Thames waters

Published By   /  October 25, 2016  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Marine, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, stranding, sunfish  /  Comments Off on Rare visitor to Firth of Thames waters

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Rare visitor to Firth of Thames waters By Nicholas Hamon, Biodiversity Ranger We recently received calls from the public reporting a potential orca stranding (or orca feeding close to shore) at Kuranui Bay, just north of Thames. Hauraki Operations Manager Avi Holzapfel and I arrived at Kuranui […]

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