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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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Volunteers at the heart of protecting Devonport Peninsula

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, Auckland, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DOC volunteer, Environment, National Volunteer Week, New Zealand Government, Predator Free 2050, Predator Free New Zealand, predator-free, Public Sector, volunteering, Volunteers  /  Comments Off on Volunteers at the heart of protecting Devonport Peninsula

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Volunteers at the heart of protecting Devonport Peninsula Volunteers are at the heart of the community effort to protect native birds on the Devonport peninsula. National Volunteer Advisor Chris Charles tells us about the great work volunteers in the community are undertaking to keep native […]

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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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Why the survival of NZ’s wildlife is in our hands

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, Animal pests, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Predator Free 2050, Public Sector, threatened species, Threatened Species Ambassador  /  Comments Off on Why the survival of NZ’s wildlife is in our hands

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Why the survival of NZ’s wildlife is in our hands The idea that New Zealand’s threatened species can somehow safely ‘co-exist’ with the onslaught of introduced predators is irresponsible and untrue, writes Threatened Species Ambassador Nicola Toki. New Zealand is facing a biodiversity crisis. With […]

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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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Our stories of 2017

By   /  December 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, battle for our birds, Conservation, conservation dogs, Day Hikes, Department of Conservation, Environment, fairy tern, Great Barrier Island, Islands, myrtle rust, Native animals, New Zealand Government, pilot whale, Predator Free 2050, Predator Free New Zealand, Public Sector, Recreation, royalcam, short walks, Social Media, Technology, Uncategorized  /  Comments Off on Our stories of 2017

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Our stories of 2017 2017 has been a big year for DOC and conservation. We look back at some of our stories over the year. January: A #RoyalCam star is born We welcomed the newest #RoyalCam star, who later in the year, would be given […]

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The Conservation Christmas Gift Guide

By   /  December 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Animal pests, Backyard trapping, christmas, Christmas gift ideas, Conservation, Conservation Christmas gifts, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Predator control, Predator Free 2050, Predator Free New Zealand, predator-free, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on The Conservation Christmas Gift Guide

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: The Conservation Christmas Gift Guide This is the ultimate guide to helping your family protect the native species in their garden this Christmas. Whether they’re new to backyard trapping or a veteran, there’s something for everyone. The Starter Pack For the beginner backyard-trapper. •   […]

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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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How to build a backyard trapping tunnel

By   /  October 19, 2017  /  #Backyardtrapping, 24/7 News, Animal pests, Conservation, Conservation Week, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Predator control, Predator Free 2050, Public Sector, trapping, Volunteers, Wellington/Kapiti  /  Comments Off on How to build a backyard trapping tunnel

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: How to build a backyard trapping tunnel It’s Conservation Week from the 14th – 22nd of October. You can get involved by protecting the native species in your neighborhood from rats and mice. To do that you’ll need a trap and a trapping tunnel. A […]

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Catching pests is catching on in Porirua

By   /  September 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Animal pests, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Porirua, possums, Predator Free 2050, Public Sector, rats, stoats, Volunteers, Wellington/Kapiti  /  Comments Off on Catching pests is catching on in Porirua

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Catching pests is catching on in Porirua The suburbs of Porirua City, north of Wellington, have a been a hotbed of pest trapping action since the first predator-free suburb launched there in May 2016. Locals collect their traps at the Predator Free Titahi Bay launch […]

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Predator Free 2050 – one year on

By   /  July 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Animal pests, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Predator control, Predator Free 2050, Public Sector, Technology, Volunteers  /  Comments Off on Predator Free 2050 – one year on

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Predator Free 2050 – one year on It was one year ago today that the goal of a predator-free New Zealand by 2050 was announced. Community and public support to date has been overwhelming. The unity between community groups, businesses, individuals, and wider public has […]

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