Dept. of Conservation Blog

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Dept. of Conservation: Conservation blog

Biodiversity on your doorstep

Biodiversity on your doorstep

Thanks to our new, interactive biodiversity information tool you can explore up to date biodiversity data across public conservation land.

Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Nest check for Pegleg and Sinbad Colby

Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Nest check for Pegleg and Sinbad Colby

We caught up with Tim, a ranger on the front lines of the Save Our Iconic Kiwi initiative. This is the eleventh in a series following the work he’s doing to save the Fiordland tokoeka (kiwi).

Wandering in the wild: the Kahurangi takahē

Wandering in the wild: the Kahurangi takahē

18 takahē are now roaming the tussock grasslands of Gouland Downs on the Heaphy Track. Takahē Advocacy Ranger Julie takes us behind the scenes of the recent takahē release in Kahurangi National Park.

Sardine smoothies and intrepid seabirds

Sardine smoothies and intrepid seabirds

What do you get if you cross 100 intrepid seabirds, a 1,131-kilometre flight and a huge amount of volunteer support? A highly ambitious translocation of kōrure/mottled petrel chicks to the Maungaharuru Range.

Promising future for planting by machine

Promising future for planting by machine

An Aussie invention that could sow the seeds of native trees and shrubs directly into the ground is proving to be a successful, cost-effective, labour-saving alternative to planting.

Volunteering with whio in Turangi

Volunteering with whio in Turangi

Massey University student, Victoria Buckley, tells us about her opportunity to work at the Whio Crèche in Turangi over the past summer.

Protecting and restoring the world’s precious wetlands

Protecting and restoring the world’s precious wetlands

Our wetlands act like the kidneys of the earth, they are also home to unique wildlife and plants. The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands is an international treaty focusing on the conservation of our wetlands.

Fun to say – and fun to film!

Fun to say – and fun to film!

To get people talking about unique native species, we took a camera out around Wellington and asked people to say a few twisty names for us.

Million Dollar moment of truth

Million Dollar moment of truth

In an effort spanning more than four years, countless people and multiple organisations, mice have officially been eradicated from Antipodes Island.

Counting rimu fruit on kākāpō islands

Counting rimu fruit on kākāpō islands

The Kākāpō Recovery Team monitor the levels of rimu fruit growing on both Whenua Hou and Anchor Island as masting (mass fruiting) of rimu is a known trigger for kākāpō to breed.

 

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