Dept. of Conservation Blog

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Dept. of Conservation: Conservation blog

Volunteer Week: 1 million hours of volunteer effort over 30 years!

Volunteer Week: 1 million hours of volunteer effort over 30 years!

Our Volunteering Manager here at DOC celebrates the conservation efforts from our volunteers and team members on the ground, in the Southern South Island.

Volunteer Week: Wellington Restoration Day 2019

Volunteer Week: Wellington Restoration Day 2019

Restoration Day takes place in a different location in the Wellington Region each year, encouraging people to look outside their home areas and engage with a wider range of the conservation community.

Fieldays 2019: New Zealand Biodiversity Crisis

Fieldays 2019: New Zealand Biodiversity Crisis

We are attending Fieldays 2019, showing our agricultural whānau how to take action and get involved in cleaning up waterways, planting trees and caring for our native species.

Six ways you can be the best hut guest

Six ways you can be the best hut guest

Not sure how to be a polite hut guest? Follow these tips for ultimate hut etiquette on any tramp.

World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day

Visitors to the surrounding Otago beaches may come across sea lions, sometimes unexpectedly. It is best to check that what looks like a log, is not a sleeping sea lion. They can move fast across land when they want to, it is best to give them space.

Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Guest post by Emma Feenstra

Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Guest post by Emma Feenstra

Emma is a PhD candidate studying Rakiura tokoeka. She took some time out from her researches to head to Shy Lake to help map the territories of our study birds.

Pou whenua installed on Ōtamahua/Quail Island

Pou whenua installed on Ōtamahua/Quail Island

The addition of a large pou whenua on Ōtamahua/Quail Island is a welcome sight for tangata whenua, on an island with a long and rich history.

Long term volunteering on Stewart Island/ Rakiura

Long term volunteering on Stewart Island/ Rakiura

One of Rakiura’s long term volunteers talks about her experience and how it’s helped her understand and get involved in conservation work.

Five things to consider before tackling a winter tramp

Five things to consider before tackling a winter tramp

New Zealand’s winters can be harsh, so we must plan and prepare for a myriad of conditions. Here’s a few tips how.

Taking your dog tramping: Everything you need to know

Taking your dog tramping: Everything you need to know

Ashlyn Oswalt has shared her top tips for people who are thinking of taking their doggos on a tramp.

 

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