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Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Guest post from Ranger Anne

By   /  December 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Animal pests, Breeding, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DJF, DOC ranger, Environment, Fiordland, Fiordland Kiwi Diaries, KB, KB, kiwi, Native animals, native birds, New Zealand Government, Pest control, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Guest post from Ranger Anne

Source: Department of Conservation We’re on the front lines of the Save Our Iconic Kiwi initiative. This is the seventeenth 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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Full steam ahead for Auckland Island

By   /  December 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Animal pests, Auckland islands, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, New Zealand Government, Pest control, pest eradication, Public Sector, working at DOC  /  Comments Off on Full steam ahead for Auckland Island

Source: Department of Conservation By Rose Hanley-Nickolls, Project Assistant. As I type, the yacht ‘Evohe’ is somewhere in the Southern Ocean, steaming for Auckland Island 465km south of Stewart Island. I’m following them on the Marine Traffic website, willing them on wards. Remote, rugged and incredibly beautiful: the view over Carnley Harbour. 📷: Finlay Cox […]

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Greenkeepers taking a swing at pest control

By   /  December 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Animal pests, Auckland, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, New Zealand Government, partnership, Partnerships, Pest control, Public Sector, Training, trapping  /  Comments Off on Greenkeepers taking a swing at pest control

Source: Department of Conservation By Julie Kidd, Strategic Partnerships Advisor When Auckland’s Remuera Golf Course went for the international Golf Environmental Organisation (GEO) certification in 2015, course superintendent (head greenkeeper) Spencer Cooper immediately got on the line to the Department of Conservation in Auckland. Part of the accreditation required participation in a community driven conservation […]

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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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Don’t be fooled by fake news

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  1080, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Animal pests, battle for our birds, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, kiwi, myths, New Zealand Government, Pest control, Predator Free New Zealand, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Don’t be fooled by fake news

Source: Department of Conservation New Zealanders care about nature and it’s our job to protect it. There’s been a lot of discussion recently around our use of biodegradable 1080 to control predators. The biggest threat to New Zealand’s wildlife is introduced pests like rats, stoats and possums – about 80% of our bird species are […]

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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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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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Monthly E-News – March 2018

By   /  March 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, antipodes, CPTPP, E-News, Green Party, icymi, MIL NZ OSI, million dollar mouse, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Pest control, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, TPP, TPPA, tupapaku, Waitangi, Waitangi Day  /  Comments Off on Monthly E-News – March 2018

Source: Green Party Headline: Monthly E-News – March 2018 Welcome to our first e-news of 2018. Wahoo! We’ve got big plans about how to keep you up to date with what’s been happening in, both in our work and the wider world. This newsletter is one of the ways we will bring the important issues straight […]

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Trail-cam footage before and after a 1080 operation

By   /  December 21, 2017  /  1080, 24/7 News, Animal pests, battle for our birds, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, monitoring, New Zealand Government, Otago, Pest control, Public Sector, Science, Technology, Trail-cams  /  Comments Off on Trail-cam footage before and after a 1080 operation

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Trail-cam footage before and after a 1080 operation Technology has revolutionised the way we (as humans) keep record of our daily lives.  Photos and video are now the perpetual wall paper in the background of our lives.  Wildlife haven’t quite caught the selfie bug (or […]

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The fatal flaw in New Zealand birds’ nests

By   /  November 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Animal pests, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, kaka, Kakapo, KEA, kiwi, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Pest control, Predator Free 2050, Public Sector, Takahē  /  Comments Off on The fatal flaw in New Zealand birds’ nests

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: The fatal flaw in New Zealand birds’ nests New Zealand’s birds aren’t known for being particularly savvy when it comes to defending themselves from introduced predators. For a start, many of them can’t fly, a serious disadvantage when your enemies are land-based. New Zealand’s flighless […]

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Community push to wipe out wasps in Nelson-Tasman

By   /  December 22, 2016  /  #WaspWipeout, 24/7 News, Animal pests, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Nelson/Marlborough, New Zealand Government, Partnerships, Pest control, Public Sector, wasps  /  Comments Off on Community push to wipe out wasps in Nelson-Tasman

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Community push to wipe out wasps in Nelson-Tasman By Christine Officer, DOC. Introduced wasps are one of the most damaging insect pests in New Zealand. The impact on New Zealand’s biodiversity is devastating – they harm our native birds and decimate insect populations, and the […]

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