Dept. of Conservation Blog

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Dept. of Conservation: Conservation blog

There’s more to whitebait than fritters

There’s more to whitebait than fritters

What is one fish and six fish at the same time? Whitebait are actually the juvenile forms of 6 different native fish species that are migrating back up streams or waterways to develop into adults.

Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Resolution Island Trapping

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 thirteenth in a series following the work he’s doing to save the Fiordland tokoeka (kiwi).

Monitoring our marine reserves: A snapshot into a southern marine eco-system

Monitoring our marine reserves: A snapshot into a southern marine eco-system

Marine Ranger Tom MacTavish takes us through the fourth installment in our blog series from the marine reserve monitoring project at Banks Peninsula using baited underwater video.

Friends of Mana Island volunteers celebrate 20 years

Friends of Mana Island volunteers celebrate 20 years

Friends of Mana Island are celebrating 20 years of restoration work this year. Today we would like to tip our hat to our long-term partners for their immense hard work and dedication to restoring Mana Island.

We don’t play fast and loose with the law

We don’t play fast and loose with the law

DOC take the responsibility of protecting other countries’ taonga as seriously as protecting our own. You might have seen a bit of controversy in the news this week over DOC requesting an antique piano have its ivory key tops removed.

Scouts trap pests in Manawatu Gorge

Scouts trap pests in Manawatu Gorge

The Milson Scout Troop of Palmerston North are on board with the Predator Free 2050 challenge, they are getting stuck in to ridding invasive predators from the Manawatu Gorge.

Celebrating our rangers this World Ranger Day

Celebrating our rangers this World Ranger Day

Today we celebrate and remember. Here’s a small glimpse into the other lives of our rangers this World Ranger Day.

The final translocation for Mahia’s shore plover?

The final translocation for Mahia’s shore plover?

During two weeks in May, seven juvenile shore plover/tūturuatu were translocated to Waikawa Island off Mahia Peninsula. This was the last of two translocation for the year. Local biodiversity ranger Helen Jonas explains what’s involved in keeping this population of rare birds going. 

Protecting threatened species in Paengaroa

Protecting threatened species in Paengaroa

A funding boost has given a Central North Island project a new way to protect the threatened flora species in Paengaroa Scenic Reserve

Ridding boxthorn from predator free Motunau Island

Ridding boxthorn from predator free Motunau Island

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.

 

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