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Nelson fires: on the front line

By   /  February 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DOC staff, Environment, FifthEstate1, firefighters, fires, Jobs at DOC, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Nelson, Nelson/Marlborough, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Pigeon Valley  /  Comments Off on Nelson fires: on the front line

Source: Department of Conservation The Pigeon Valley fire in Nelson has left a trail of smouldering ashes in its wake. At the peak, the fires affected an estimated 2340ha with a fire perimeter of 35.4km. The fire forced about 3500 people to evacuate, leaving 1000 homes, livestock and properties at the mercy of the blazing […]

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International Day of Women and Girls in Science

By   /  February 11, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Careers, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DOC jobs, DOC staff, Environment, FifthEstate1, Jobs at DOC, KB, Marine Biology, marine mammals, Marine science, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Research, Science, seals  /  Comments Off on International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Source: Department of Conservation It’s International Day of Women and Girls in Science today, so we caught up with one of our awesome female scientists – Dr Monique Ladds. Mon is one of our Technical Advisors for Marine Ecosystems. She has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology), Masters of Applied Science (Statistics and Operations Research) […]

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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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Q&A: Ask our biodiversity ranger

By   /  October 23, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, biodiversity, Blue Duck, career, Conservation, conservation jobs, Department of Conservation, DJF, DOC ranger, Environment, jobs, Jobs at DOC, KB, KB, kiwi, New Zealand Government, Pest control, Predator Free 2050, Public Sector, ranger, staff, Uncategorized, Volunteers, whio  /  Comments Off on Q&A: Ask our biodiversity ranger

Source: Department of Conservation Meet one of our Senior Biodiversity Rangers Ali! She’s worked with some of New Zealand’s most unique species including whio, kiwi and short tailed bats. We asked on Instagram if you had any questions for Ali about her work and we were overwhelmed with the amount of questions we received! Read […]

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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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Celebrating our rangers this World Ranger Day

By   /  July 31, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Jobs at DOC, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, World Ranger Day  /  Comments Off on Celebrating our rangers this World Ranger Day

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Celebrating our rangers this World Ranger Day Our rangers undertake a large variety of work. We maintain tracks in national parks, undertake crucial biodiversity work, conduct pest control and manage recovery programmes for our natives like kiwi, kākāpō and takahē (to name a few). Our […]

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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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Southern volunteers show their strength

By   /  June 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Jobs at DOC, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Southland, volunteering, volunteering week, Volunteers  /  Comments Off on Southern volunteers show their strength

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Southern volunteers show their strength In the depths of the South Island, Jill Hetherington tells a tale of two employees who have brought in 2,000 work days of conservation effort. Although these two individuals are able to report such crazy numbers, these achievements aren’t their own. Thomas […]

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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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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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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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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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Blue cod waterslide

By   /  January 25, 2018  /  24/7 News, blue cod, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Jobs at DOC, Marine, Marine Reserves, Marine science, Nelson/Marlborough, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Regions  /  Comments Off on Blue cod waterslide

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Blue cod waterslide Here at DOC we go the extra mile for the species we protect, and sometimes that means creating a bespoke blue cod waterslide. Blue cod Recently one of our marine scientists headed out to Long Island – Kokomohua Marine Reserve to survey the blue […]

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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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Potting for cod in a Marlborough Sounds marine reserve

By   /  January 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, blue cod, cod potting, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, fish, Islands, Jobs at DOC, Long Island Marine Reserve, Marine, Marine Biology, Marine Reserves, Marine science, Native animals, Nelson/Marlborough, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Regions  /  Comments Off on Potting for cod in a Marlborough Sounds marine reserve

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Potting for cod in a Marlborough Sounds marine reserve A while back we talked to Tom, a ranger in Akaroa who was working with MPI and NIWA to survey the marine reserves on Banks Peninsula. The survey looked at blue cod numbers in the two […]

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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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Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Checking on this year’s chicks

By   /  November 29, 2017  /  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, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Regions, Science, Tokoeka  /  Comments Off on Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Checking on this year’s chicks

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

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Celebrating Conservation Week

By   /  October 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Central North Island, Conservation, Conservation Week, Department of Conservation, DOC Rangers, Environment, Jobs at DOC, Love my backyard, New Zealand Government, Otago, Public Sector, Regions, Sustainability, Volunteers  /  Comments Off on Celebrating Conservation Week

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Celebrating Conservation Week It’s Conservation Week from the 14th – 22nd of October! While we work year round to protect New Zealand’s nature, it’s one week we encourage everyone to get involved in your local community. This week, we’re also celebrating all over the country. Here’s […]

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