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The final translocation for Mahia’s shore plover?

By   /  July 27, 2018  /  24/7 News, biodiversity, birds, Conservation, Department of Conservation, east coast, Environment, Islands, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, rare birds, shore plover, shorebirds, staff, translocation, Uncategorized  /  Comments Off on The final translocation for Mahia’s shore plover?

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: The final translocation for Mahia’s shore plover? During two weeks in May, seven juvenile shore plover/tūturuatu were translocated to Waikawa Island off Mahia Peninsula. This was the last of two translocation for the year. Local biodiversity ranger Helen Jonas explains what’s involved in keeping this […]

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The Sound of Science: Living the high life

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, Alpine, biodiversity, birds, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Pest control, predation, predators, Public Sector, Rock wren, Science, staff, Uncategorized  /  Comments Off on The Sound of Science: Living the high life

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: The Sound of Science: Living the high life The life of a scientist in the Department of Conservation is worlds apart from the traditional stereotype of a lab-coat wearing academic hidden inside and away from the ‘real world’. DOC’s Threatened Species Ambassador Nicola Toki talks to […]

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Comeback for curious kea Tiaki

By   /  June 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, birds, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, KEA, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Otago, Public Sector, ranger, rehabilitation, staff, Uncategorized  /  Comments Off on Comeback for curious kea Tiaki

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Comeback for curious kea Tiaki Last month Aoraki/Mt Cook and Te Manahuna/Twizel staff had the privilege of releasing Tiaki the Kea back to his mountain home in Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park. This has come after over a month of care and rehabilitation by the South […]

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Takoketai/black petrel survival a story of hope

By   /  June 1, 2018  /  24/7 News, Auckland, birds, Black petrel, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Great Barrier Island, Islands, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Takoketai/black petrel survival a story of hope

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Takoketai/black petrel survival a story of hope Two weeks in dense Great Barrier Island forest isn’t everyone’s thing, but for the nationally vulnerable seabird, the takoketai/black petrel, this is where they hang out to breed. This is also where Sir Peter Blake-DOC Ambassador James Ranstead […]

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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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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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