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Corybas orchid protection puts heat on Whangamarino

Corybas orchid protection puts heat on Whangamarino

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction DOC staff have carried out a special controlled burn-off to help protect a rare native plant. Date:  06 August 2020 In a scene reminiscent...
Corrections returns to Ruatuna

Corrections returns to Ruatuna

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction Department of Corrections’ Community Work Teams have returned to their adopted site at Waikato’s Lake Ruatuna. Date:  03 August 2020 The Community Work Teams,...

Historic WWII site reopens in Christchurch

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction Thousands of Cantabrians and visitors have the chance to learn about Christchurch’s World War II history with the reopening of the...

Himalayan tahr control to benefit native plants

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction Some of New Zealand’s unique alpine plant communities have a chance to recover and regenerate, following DOC and hunters’ ongoing efforts...

Tourist’s drone seized in Tongariro National Park

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction A drone has been seized after it was flown above the Tongariro Alpine Crossing illegally. Date:  25 February 2020 Drones are prohibited in Tongariro...

Pāteke going strong in Fiordland

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction After being considered functionally extinct from the South Island since the 1990s, the rarest waterfowl on mainland New Zealand, the pāteke/brown...

Mangrove invasion threatens Ahuriri Estuary

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction DOC Hawke’s Bay is concerned after local biodiversity champions discovered several invasive mangrove seedlings deliberately planted in the Ahuriri Estuary. Date:  24 February...

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