Dept. of Conservation Blog

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Dept. of Conservation: Conservation blog

Full seed ahead: planting by machine

Full seed ahead: planting by machine

We’re trialling an Aussie invention, a tree seeder machine, that could prove to be a cost effective solution to native plant restoration across the country.

Rangers celebrate 100 whio ducklings on Valentine’s

Rangers celebrate 100 whio ducklings on Valentine’s

Our rangers and volunteers celebrated a lovely Valentine’s Day gift in the form of whio ducklings.

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

For International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we caught up with one of our awesome female scientists – Dr Monique Ladds

Staff Spotlight: Kataraina – Interpretation Ranger

Staff Spotlight: Kataraina – Interpretation Ranger

Come behind the scenes and into the jobs and personalities of the people who work at DOC. Today we’re profiling Kataraina, an Interpretation Ranger based on Urupukapuka Island, Bay of Islands.

Argentine ants: small things causing big problems

Argentine ants: small things causing big problems

One of the world’s most invasive pests, the Argentine Ant, has a foothold on Great Mercury Island. We’re working together with the island’s owners, councils, volunteers and conservation dogs to eradicate them but face a difficult battle.

World Wetlands Day 2019: Bitterns without borders

World Wetlands Day 2019: Bitterns without borders

For World Wetlands Day, we’re taking a look a the matuku/Australasian bittern which is a potential indicator of wetland health.

Do you want to make a difference?

Do you want to make a difference?

In a guest blog, the Minister of Conservation has a heartfelt request for passionate conservationists of all stripes.

Archaeological site exposed near Geraldine

Archaeological site exposed near Geraldine

Erosion damage at a Māori Rock Art site has given us the chance to help with a rare archaeological dig, uncovering some interesting finds hinting at life once lived there.

When we see litterbugs

When we see litterbugs

The majority of New Zealanders and visitors know that it’s not acceptable to create litter in New Zealand, and especially not in nature. But what should we do when we see others do it?

Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Guest post by Crystal Brindle

Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Guest post by Crystal Brindle

Crystal is a Community Ranger in Te Anau and she visited Sky Lake to help the team track and monitor kiwi chicks. She shared her adventure with us.

 

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