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Dept. of Conservation: Conservation blog
Gunnera (Chilean rhubarb) is slowly spreading to our native forests, stream banks, roadsides, and pasture. Our native plants can’t compete with this large leaved invader, so it’s time to say goodbye to Gunnera.
Cleaning windows must be one of the most dreaded household tasks. If you manage to keep your windows sparkling clean, well done! But those clear kitchen window presents a bit of a hazard for our feathered friends.
To celebrate the Chinese New Year our staff in Auckland recently attended the local Chinese New Year Festival and Market Day.
Research Assistant Crystal Brindle has followed the rock wren/tuke in to the alpine zone at Lake Roe to monitor the nesting success of this endangered native bird.
It’s Valentine’s Day and we’re reflecting on the life and times of Nigel, the gannet whose tumultuous love affair with a concrete bird made headlines around the world.
After 70 days, 14 helicopter flights and a large amount of stamina in the hot Southland summer, the 2017 Murchison Mountain takahē survey is complete.
After 18 long months, the wait is finally over. In just over one week’s time, a team are heading back to the Antipodes Islands to discover the outcome of the Million Dollar Mouse project.
The vanished landscape of the Bannockburn Sluicings is New Zealand’s Grand Canyon, on a smaller scale.
It’s World Wetlands Day. Jack van Hal takes us behind the scenes of a research programme underway to learn more about the conservation needs of the Australasian bittern/matuku.
Planning on visiting Northland? This ten-day road trip itinerary will help you make the most of your visit to the beautiful north, and includes some of the best walks and hikes New Zealand has to offer.