Motunau Island is the only offshore predator free island in Canterbury. Community ranger Vanessa Mander tells us why ridding the island of boxthorn weeds is important for the sea birds survival.
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 alpine ecologist, Dr Kerry Weston. Kerry’s work takes her to the top of New Zealand’s peaks to try to unravel the mystery of the world’s most ancient species of wren, a vital indicator for the health of our high rise ecosystems.
Getting children outdoors with friends and family is an easy, cheap and fun way to grow healthy and happy kids. Auckland Operations Ranger Drew Divehall tells us how kids can get involved in nature.
Very few people have had the privilege of camping overnight on Wellington’s second largest harbour island – Mākaro/Ward island. In fact, it is usually prohibited to camp on this Scientific Reserve but recently two of our contractors spent time on the isolated rock in a bid to rid it of invasive weeds. Kapiti Wellington Biodiversity Ranger Emma Rowell shares their story.
Wellington harbour has been getting lots of attention lately thanks to a visit from a southern right whale. With so many questions being asked our Marine Species Support Officer Hannah Hendriks gives us the scoop on deciphering whale behaviour.