Dept. of Conservation Blog

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Dept. of Conservation: Conservation blog

7 unusual traits our native species have

7 unusual traits our native species have

Our native species have been isolated from the rest of the world for a long time. As a result, they’ve developed traits that are quite unusual in the animal kingdom.

Get to know New Zealand better on a Great Ride

Get to know New Zealand better on a Great Ride

Saddle up this summer and cycle one of the New Zealand Cycle Trail’s 22 Great Rides which take you deep into some of our most special places.

When the earth moved: A year on since the Kaikōura quake

When the earth moved: A year on since the Kaikōura quake

Tomorrow marks one year since the earth moved in Kaikōura. We’ve had a busy year managing the quake’s impact on native species and conservation areas. We reflect on the last 12 months.

Monitoring dolphins in Dusky Sound

Monitoring dolphins in Dusky Sound

There are some places in life that you need to see, feel, touch, and smell to truly grasp their beauty, wonder and awe. Dusky Sound is one of those places for me.

Project Jonah share knowledge with Aotea/Great Barrier Island locals

Project Jonah share knowledge with Aotea/Great Barrier Island locals

Project Jonah recently visited Aotea/Great Barrier Island, giving locals the knowledge to help stranded cetaceans return to the ocean.

Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: The first kiwi chick!

Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: The first kiwi chick!

It’s been a busy winter at Shy Lake as we follow the southern Fiordland tokoeka through our first monitored breeding season.

Conquering the climb on Rangitoto

Conquering the climb on Rangitoto

A diverse group of Aucklanders were bought together last Friday to walk the Rangitoto Summit Track, one of the tracks in our new set of Short Walks and Day Hikes.

Now what? How to live and breathe Conservation Week

Now what? How to live and breathe Conservation Week

Conservation Week is coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean we stop protecting, growing, nurturing and caring for our nature. Here are ways to turn Conservation Week into a conservation lifetime.

Top tips for backyard trapping

Top tips for backyard trapping

We’ve been trapping rats and mice for quite a while now here at DOC, so we know a thing or two about how to catch them. Here are our top tips for backyard trapping.

How kiwis are celebrating Conservation Week

How kiwis are celebrating Conservation Week

It’s Conservation Week. Our Threatened Species Ambassador Nicola Toki is taking part by showing her backyard some love, and some of her famous friends are celebrating too.

 

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