Dept. of Conservation Blog

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Dept. of Conservation: Conservation blog

Predator Free 2050 – one year on

Predator Free 2050 – one year on

It has been one year since the goal of a Predator Free New Zealand by 2050 was announced. To celebrate we’re reflecting on a few of the highlights from the past year.

DOC’s ‘most wanted’ weeds

DOC’s ‘most wanted’ weeds

DOCs Dirty Dozen Saloon was a hit at Fieldays. Now there’s a bounty out for DOCs most wanted weeds. Submit sightings of the Dirty Dozen weeds and you’ll be in to win $100.

Queen Charlotte Track: A partnership with many

Queen Charlotte Track: A partnership with many

The Queen Charlotte Track, while not an official Great Walk, is considered pretty great by the thousands of walkers and mountain bikers that experience all or part of it each year.

Breeding success for northern dotterels

Breeding success for northern dotterels

Another successful northern New Zealand dotterel breeding season has flashed by on the Coromandel Peninsula.

Marine kaitiaki snorkel Poor Knights Marine Reserve

Marine kaitiaki snorkel Poor Knights Marine Reserve

Last month a group of school students were invited on a special trip to Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve.

New Zealand winter hiking tips

New Zealand winter hiking tips

Exploring New Zealand’s winter wilderness is an experience like no other. We have five questions to help you get the most out of your winter adventure.

Why botany matters: Peter DeLange

Why botany matters: Peter DeLange

We had a chat with Peter DeLange, who, this year, won the Loder Cup for his outstanding achievements in flora conservation. We find out a bit about him and his work. 

25 years of the Kāpiti Marine Reserve

25 years of the Kāpiti Marine Reserve

Ben Knight, Guardians of the Kāpiti Marine Reserve Chairperson, looks back over the past 25 years since the opening of the Kāpiti Marine Reserve.

Experiencing Ohakune Old Coach Road

Experiencing Ohakune Old Coach Road

Experiencing Ohakune Old Coach Road — enjoying the breathtaking and ‘must-stop’ moments along this top heritage attraction.

Bringing back the birdsong, note by note

Bringing back the birdsong, note by note

The Project Island Song partnership, made up of community group Guardians of the Bay of Islands, local hapū Ngāti Kuta and Patukeha and DOC, teamed up with Kerikeri Shade House volunteers for a busy day on Tuesday 13th June.

 

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