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Greenkeepers taking a swing at pest control

By   /  December 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Animal pests, Auckland, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, New Zealand Government, partnership, Partnerships, Pest control, Public Sector, Training, trapping  /  Comments Off on Greenkeepers taking a swing at pest control

Source: Department of Conservation By Julie Kidd, Strategic Partnerships Advisor When Auckland’s Remuera Golf Course went for the international Golf Environmental Organisation (GEO) certification in 2015, course superintendent (head greenkeeper) Spencer Cooper immediately got on the line to the Department of Conservation in Auckland. Part of the accreditation required participation in a community driven conservation […]

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Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Guest post from Shy Lake

By   /  December 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Animal pests, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DJF, DOC ranger, Environment, Fiordland, Fiordland Kiwi Diaries, Fiordland National Park, Haast tokoeka, Jobs at DOC, KB, KB, kiwi, National parks, Native animals, Native plants, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Science  /  Comments Off on Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Guest post from Shy Lake

Source: Department of Conservation We’re on the front lines of the Save Our Iconic Kiwi initiative. This is the sixteenth in a series following the work being done to save the Fiordland tokoeka (kiwi). Our ranger Tim and his team have been studying the population of kiwi at Shy Lake to find out how to best protect them from predators […]

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Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Our second season of nest monitoring

By   /  November 25, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Animal pests, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DJF, DOC ranger, Environment, Fiordland, Fiordland Kiwi Diaries, Fiordland National Park, Haast tokoeka, Jobs at DOC, KB, KB, kiwi, National parks, Native animals, Native plants, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Science  /  Comments Off on Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Our second season of nest monitoring

Source: Department of Conservation We caught up with Tim, a ranger on the front lines of the Save Our Iconic Kiwi initiative. This is the fifteenth in a series following the work he’s doing to save the Fiordland tokoeka (kiwi). Tim and his team have been studying the population of kiwi at Shy Lake to find […]

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Don’t be fooled by fake news

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  1080, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Animal pests, battle for our birds, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, kiwi, myths, New Zealand Government, Pest control, Predator Free New Zealand, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Don’t be fooled by fake news

Source: Department of Conservation New Zealanders care about nature and it’s our job to protect it. There’s been a lot of discussion recently around our use of biodegradable 1080 to control predators. The biggest threat to New Zealand’s wildlife is introduced pests like rats, stoats and possums – about 80% of our bird species are […]

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Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Resolution Island Trapping

By   /  August 11, 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: Resolution Island Trapping

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

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Scouts trap pests in Manawatu Gorge

By   /  August 1, 2018  /  24/7 News, Animal pests, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Manawatu Gorge, Manawatu/Wanganui, New Zealand Government, Predator control, Public Sector, Scouts  /  Comments Off on Scouts trap pests in Manawatu Gorge

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Scouts trap pests in Manawatu Gorge The Milson Scout Troop of Palmerston North are on board with the Predator Free 2050 challenge. The group of Scouts, aged 10-14, are getting stuck in to ridding invasive predators from the Manawatu Gorge.

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Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Changing radio transmitters

By   /  June 25, 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: Changing radio transmitters

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

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Bird counting in the Landsborough valley

By   /  May 28, 2018  /  24/7 News, Animal pests, biodiversity, birds, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, mohua, New Zealand Government, Pest control, Predator Free 2050, Predator Free New Zealand, Public Sector, volunteering, West Coast  /  Comments Off on Bird counting in the Landsborough valley

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Bird counting in the Landsborough valley For 20 years our ‘bird counters’ have been flying into the remote Landsborough valley in South Westland to monitor the effects of sustained predator control on bird life. This work has contributed to a long-term picture of the health of […]

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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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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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Million Dollar moment of truth

By   /  March 26, 2018  /  24/7 News, Animal pests, Antipodes Island, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, island pest eradication, Islands, million dollar mouse, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, subantarctic  /  Comments Off on Million Dollar moment of truth

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Million Dollar moment of truth by Bridget Railton, Communications Advisor In an effort spanning more than four years, countless people and multiple organisations, mice have officially been eradicated from Antipodes Island. Monitoring team 2018 in front of Castaway Depot. Photo: Fin Cox Announced by the […]

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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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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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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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Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Five out of five chicks lost

By   /  January 15, 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, Regions, Science  /  Comments Off on Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Five out of five chicks lost

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

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Six reasons not to start backyard trapping

By   /  January 4, 2018  /  24/7 News, Animal pests, Auckland, Backyard trapping, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Jobs at DOC, New Zealand Government, Predator control, Predator Free 2050, Predator Free New Zealand, predator-free, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Six reasons not to start backyard trapping

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Six reasons not to start backyard trapping Predator Free Ranger Kat Lane recently spent time at the NZ Flower and Garden Show chatting with visitors about backyard trapping. Of the over 1,400 visitors, only 9% were trapping pests in their backyard. These were some of […]

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Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Stoat predation and beech-seed funnels

By   /  January 2, 2018  /  24/7 News, Animal pests, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DOC ranger, Environment, Fiordland, Fiordland Kiwi Diaries, Fiordland National Park, Jobs at DOC, kiwi, National parks, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Regions, Science, Tokoeka  /  Comments Off on Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Stoat predation and beech-seed funnels

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

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Hunting for native mistletoe this Christmas

By   /  December 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Animal pests, christmas, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Mistletoe, Native plants, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Hunting for native mistletoe this Christmas

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Hunting for native mistletoe this Christmas Want to find native mistletoe this Christmas? Ask our Biodiversity Monitoring Team. They can tell you just the place to go. New Zealand scarlet mistletoe The team found that the Hope Valley in South Westland still supports a large and healthy […]

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Trail-cam footage before and after a 1080 operation

By   /  December 21, 2017  /  1080, 24/7 News, Animal pests, battle for our birds, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, monitoring, New Zealand Government, Otago, Pest control, Public Sector, Science, Technology, Trail-cams  /  Comments Off on Trail-cam footage before and after a 1080 operation

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Trail-cam footage before and after a 1080 operation Technology has revolutionised the way we (as humans) keep record of our daily lives.  Photos and video are now the perpetual wall paper in the background of our lives.  Wildlife haven’t quite caught the selfie bug (or […]

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The Conservation Christmas Gift Guide

By   /  December 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Animal pests, Backyard trapping, christmas, Christmas gift ideas, Conservation, Conservation Christmas gifts, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Predator control, Predator Free 2050, Predator Free New Zealand, predator-free, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on The Conservation Christmas Gift Guide

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: The Conservation Christmas Gift Guide This is the ultimate guide to helping your family protect the native species in their garden this Christmas. Whether they’re new to backyard trapping or a veteran, there’s something for everyone. The Starter Pack For the beginner backyard-trapper. •   […]

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