Dept. of Conservation Blog

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Dept. of Conservation: Conservation blog

Conservation on the Paparoa Track

Conservation on the Paparoa Track

If you’re hiking or biking the Paparoa Track, keep your eyes open. And not just for the stunning views – many rare and wonderful native species live around the Paparoa Track.

On the topic of fish

On the topic of fish

Fish aren’t nearly as at-risk of ingesting 1080 as the fear mongering posts on social media could lead someone to believe. 1080 operations have no effect on trout, nymphs and native fish, or the water in the streams, rivers and lakes where they live.

Rakiura Community goes high-tech with pest control

Rakiura Community goes high-tech with pest control

Learn about DOC’s successful “Walk the Line” trapping app, and how it’s being used by community groups.

A great example is the Stewart Island/Rakiura Community and Environment Trust, who first adopted DOC’s Walk the Line smart phone trapping app three years ago.

World Maritime Day “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community”

World Maritime Day “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community”

This Thursday just gone was World Maritime Day and what better way of celebrating the theme: “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community”, than honouring two people, devoted to restoring the health of Tīkapa Moana / the Hauraki Gulf.

Here’s what you got up to during Conservation Week 2019

Here’s what you got up to during Conservation Week 2019

This year marked the 50th anniversary of Conservation Week – communities banded together to clean up our beaches, families headed out into the great outdoors, scouts completed conservation tasks to earn a new badge, and rangers shared their mahi.

Easy ways to get involved in conservation moving forward

Easy ways to get involved in conservation moving forward

Now that we’re at the pointy end of Conservation Week 2019, your involvement and dedication to conservation doesn’t have to end here. Conservation is a year-round activity.

Celebrating 50 years of Conservation Week. How far we’ve come since 1969.

Celebrating 50 years of Conservation Week. How far we’ve come since 1969.

New Zealand is known globally for our efforts in conservation. We’re nowhere near done, but we’ve made considerable progress over the past 50 years.

Te Tapuwae o Rongokako Marine Reserve

Te Tapuwae o Rongokako Marine Reserve

Marine reserves are one of New Zealand Aotearoa’s special protected places where ecosystems are left to thrive naturally, and this Conservation Week we’re checking out Te Tapuwae o Rongokako on the East Coast.

Look out for tagged fish at Kapiti

Look out for tagged fish at Kapiti

A new project to find out more about the fish around Kapiti Island is using tags to track their movements. It relies on people reporting any tagged fish they catch – and ideally letting them go again.

Our top ten picks on how to get involved in Conservation Week this year

Our top ten picks on how to get involved in Conservation Week this year

Conservation Week starts this Saturday and we’ve put together a list of our top ten ideas and activities from all around the country, that you and your family can do to get involved.

 

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