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Cloudy geckos in the land of the long white cloud

By   /  May 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, cloudy gecko, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, gecko, Kundy Island, Lizard, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, saddleback, Southland, Tieke  /  Comments Off on Cloudy geckos in the land of the long white cloud

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Cloudy geckos in the land of the long white cloud New Zealand is full of weird, wonderful and way off the beaten track creatures. We’re lucky enough to get opportunities to go and discover more about these unique biological treasures. Senior Ranger Phil Melgren had […]

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Protecting our mounga enables toutouwai to return

By   /  May 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, may18, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Protecting our mounga enables toutouwai to return

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Protecting our mounga enables toutouwai to return One of the world’s most intensive rat and small rodent trapping networks is providing a safe haven for wildlife on Mt Taranaki, resulting in the release of more toutouwai / North Island robin back to mountain.

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Do you know the difference between males and females?

By   /  May 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, apr18, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Do you know the difference between males and females?

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Do you know the difference between males and females? Kiwi listening stands are popping-up at markets across the Bay of Islands throughout April and May to give aspiring kiwi listeners information about how to contribute, including learning the difference between male and female kiwi calls.

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Monitoring our Marine Reserves: An eye beneath the water

By   /  May 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, biodiversity, canterbury, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DOC ranger, Environment, Marine, Marine Reserves, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Technology  /  Comments Off on Monitoring our Marine Reserves: An eye beneath the water

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Monitoring our Marine Reserves: An eye beneath the water We catch up with Tom MacTavish, a Marine Ranger, undertaking monitoring at Banks Peninsula’s marine reserves. This is the first blog in a series following his work with baited remote underwater video.

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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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Unable to save Okuru pilot whales

By   /  May 8, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Unable to save Okuru pilot whales

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Unable to save Okuru pilot whales A difficult decision has been made to humanely euthanise 12 stranded pilot whales that were alive after a total of 38 stranded at the mouth of the Okuru River south of Haast.

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A new companion for Ihi the takahē

By   /  May 2, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Takahē  /  Comments Off on A new companion for Ihi the takahē

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: A new companion for Ihi the takahē Biodiversity Ranger Chris Bell was one of a team of people who worked to transfer Blitzen the takahē to his new home on Kapiti Island. Blitzen was transferred from the Burwood Takahē Centre to Kapiti Island last month […]

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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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Hope for Critically Endangered Mekong River Dolphins as Population Increases for First Time

By   /  April 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, Animal Welfare, Conservation, Environment, NGOs, World Wildlife Fund  /  Comments Off on Hope for Critically Endangered Mekong River Dolphins as Population Increases for First Time

MIL OSI – Source: World Wildlife Fund – Release/Statement Headline: Hope for Critically Endangered Mekong River Dolphins as Population Increases for First Time Phnom Penh, Cambodia, April 23, 2018 — After decades of seemingly irreversible decline, results from a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Government of Cambodia census released today show that the population of […]

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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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Busting the Oil and Gas industry’s Alternative Facts about Jacinda’s offshore oil exploration ban.

By   /  April 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Busting the Oil and Gas industry’s Alternative Facts about Jacinda’s offshore oil exploration ban.

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Busting the Oil and Gas industry’s Alternative Facts about Jacinda’s offshore oil exploration ban. After Jacinda’s historic announcement that brought an end to new offshore oil and gas exploration, we’ve been hearing a lot from the industry about how the sky is about to fall in. Fun […]

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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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WWF Statement on the Agriculture Committee’s Passage of the Farm Bill

By   /  April 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, Animal Welfare, Conservation, Environment, NGOs, World Wildlife Fund  /  Comments Off on WWF Statement on the Agriculture Committee’s Passage of the Farm Bill

MIL OSI – Source: World Wildlife Fund – Release/Statement Headline: WWF Statement on the Agriculture Committee’s Passage of the Farm Bill In response to the House Committee on Agriculture’s passage of H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, World Wildlife Fund released the following statement from Dr. Melinda Cep, senior director of policy […]

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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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Royal cam albatross dies in tough season for colony

By   /  April 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Feb18, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, royalcamstory2018  /  Comments Off on Royal cam albatross dies in tough season for colony

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Royal cam albatross dies in tough season for colony Otago Peninsula’s Royal cam albatross chick died after it was attacked yesterday by a parent bird during a tough breeding season for the colony at Pukekura/Taiaroa Head says DOC.

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Wandering in the wild: the Kahurangi takahē

By   /  April 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Gouland Downs, Great Walks, Heaphy Track, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand Government, Partnerships, Public Sector, Takahē, translocations  /  Comments Off on Wandering in the wild: the Kahurangi takahē

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Wandering in the wild: the Kahurangi takahē By Julie Harvey, Takahē Advocacy Ranger. There are takahē wandering in the wild in Kahurangi National Park! This was the first thought that popped into my head this morning. This is so remarkable as they weren’t there over […]

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Another win for GE FREE NZ

By   /  April 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Environment, GE Free New Zealand, NGOs, Press Release, Science, Soil & Health Association  /  Comments Off on Another win for GE FREE NZ

MIL OSI – Source: GE Free New Zealand – Release/Statement Headline: Another win for GE FREE NZ The Soil & Health Association welcomes a decision released today by the Environment Court declining Federated Farmers’ attempt to challenge regulation of genetically modified organisms under the RMA.   In the latest case before the Environment Court, Whangarei […]

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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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Greenpeace Oil Campaign: Seven years in the wilderness

By   /  April 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Greenpeace Oil Campaign: Seven years in the wilderness

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Greenpeace Oil Campaign: Seven years in the wilderness Steve Abel   A photograph popped up on my Facebook feed recently, saying – “seven years ago today”. It was a shot of the crew from the Oil Free Seas flotilla being welcomed onto Waititi Marae at the isolated […]

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