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Kākāpō population reaches a record high of 213

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction It’s official – for the first time in more than 70 years, the kākāpō population is a record 213 birds. Date:  17 September...

OMV oil rig falls foul of bad wind

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Oil company Tamarind Resources has reportedly halted drilling at its Tui oil field off the Taranaki coast after the first of...

Whitebait regulations still the same for 2019 season

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction Whanganui DOC staff are reminding whitebaiters to keep to the rules which remain unchanged for the 2019 fishing season. Date:  16 September 2019 Supervisor...

Celebrating 50 years of Conservation Week. How far we’ve come since 1969.

Source: Department of Conservation New Zealand is known globally for our efforts in conservation. We’re nowhere near done, but we’ve made considerable progress to protect...

Te Tapuwae o Rongokako Marine Reserve

Source: Department of Conservation Marine reserves are one of New Zealand Aotearoa’s special protected places where ecosystems are left to thrive naturally, and this Conservation...

Minister launches 50th Conservation Week – Nature needs us

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction The Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage is celebrating 50 years of Conservation Week or Te Wiki Tiaki Ao Turoa and encouraging...

Tread lightly for the tūturiwhatu / banded dotterel

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction One of Hawke’s Bay’s smallest birds, the tūturiwhatu / banded dotterel, needs extra awareness during their most vulnerable time of year. Date:  13...

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