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Move over Great Walks – Great Sanctuaries Aotearoa is coming
14 Sep 2021   /

Move over Great Walks – Great Sanctuaries Aotearoa is coming

First it was the Great Walks, then Great Rides, now a new multi-regional sanctuaries experience is hoping to launch.


Lockdown “shock” but the birds will be waiting – Pūkaha’s Emily Court
24 Aug 2021   /

Lockdown “shock” but the birds will be waiting – Pūkaha’s Emily Court

Wildlife centres have struggled during the pandemic but new markets are emerging, says Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre’s GM.


Franz Josef operator makes rare discovery
17 Aug 2021   /

Franz Josef operator makes rare discovery

Franz Josef Wilderness Tours has found rare long-tail bats/pekapeka near Franz Josef as part of a survey funded through the government’s Jobs for Nature programme.


Taonga projects secure $10m, 58 jobs to be created
13 Aug 2021   /

Taonga projects secure $10m, 58 jobs to be created

Taranaki projects protecting taonga species have received a $9.8m boost through the government’s Jobs for Nature programme.


Motiti Island protection rules come into force
12 Aug 2021  

Motiti Island protection rules come into force

Rules are now in place to stop people anchoring boats or taking any kind of marine life from three offshore reef areas surrounding Motiti Island, off Papamoa Beach.


DOC issues warning for unleashed dogs after kiwi death
23 Jul 2021   /

DOC issues warning for unleashed dogs after kiwi death

The Department of Conservation has warned that dogs must be kept on a leash while on conservation land, following the death of a kiwi.


Northland project to create 15 Jobs for Nature roles
20 Jul 2021   /

Northland project to create 15 Jobs for Nature roles

A Predator Free Bay of Islands project is set to create 15 new jobs in the region when fully operational, the Department of Conservation says.


DOC funds 500+ Jobs for Nature roles
16 Jul 2021   /

DOC funds 500+ Jobs for Nature roles

Jobs funded through $34m allocation from Jobs for Nature Community and Private Land Biodiversity funds administered by DOC.


Tourism emissions drop for second year in 2019 – Stats NZ
14 Jul 2021   /

Tourism emissions drop for second year in 2019 – Stats NZ

Air and space travel accounted for 60% of tourism-related emissions in 2019.


Milford Sound masterplan to be unveiled 28 July
14 Jul 2021   /

Milford Sound masterplan to be unveiled 28 July

The Milford Opportunities masterplan project is set to be launched publicly at the Te Anau Club on Wednesday 28 July at 11am.


Zealandia’s Atkins appointed Royal Society Te Apārangi CEO
13 Jul 2021   /

Zealandia’s Atkins appointed Royal Society Te Apārangi CEO

Paul Atkins will replace Professor Dame Cindy Kiro.


Large portion of Mackenzie to become conservation land
20 May 2021  

Large portion of Mackenzie to become conservation land

Area includes the Grampians and Godley Peaks.


Kiwi Birdlife to host predator control seminar
14 May 2021  

Kiwi Birdlife to host predator control seminar

Kiwi Birdlife Park in partnership with the Whakatipu Wildlife Trust is hosting a predator control seminar on Tuesday 18 May.


Motiti Island protection rules in place from August
6 May 2021  

Motiti Island protection rules in place from August

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Review recommends change, shows Fish & Game has “work to do”
28 Apr 2021  

Review recommends change, shows Fish & Game has “work to do”

Reducing number of regional councils, lifting Māori representation among recommendations.


Health expert takes on conservation after Allan goes on leave
7 Apr 2021   /

Health expert takes on conservation after Allan goes on leave

Verrall will temporarily oversee the Department of Conservation as Allan focuses on cancer treatment.


Tours return to Fiordland sanctuary
15 Dec 2020   /

Tours return to Fiordland sanctuary

Spaces on the tour would be limited to 25 people and run through a ticketing system, costing $10 per person, children free.


Zoo partnership returns giant wētā to Motuihe Island
8 Dec 2020   /

Zoo partnership returns giant wētā to Motuihe Island

Auckland Zoo and the Motuihe Trust are working together to return the giant wētā the wētāpunga to Te Motu-a-Ihenga Motuihe Island in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf.


DOC appeals for info on West Coast vandals
30 Nov 2020   /

DOC appeals for info on West Coast vandals

DOC spent around $20,000 each year repairing damage.


Auckland Zoo to rehome elephants
26 Nov 2020   /

Auckland Zoo to rehome elephants

Auckland Zoo is looking for new overseas homes for its two female Asia elephants, Anjalee and Burma.


Museum’s treasured gecko euthanised
25 Nov 2020   /

Museum’s treasured gecko euthanised

Otago Museum has euthanised its jewelled gecko Manawa after expert treatments could not revive him from a series of ailments.


Te Anau Bird Sanctuary welcomes ducklings
12 Nov 2020   /

Te Anau Bird Sanctuary welcomes ducklings

Te Anau Bird Sanctuary has welcomed three new kōwhiowhio, or blue duck, ducklings who hatched at the end of October.


Tāne Mahuta viewing closed for boardwalk repairs
10 Nov 2020   /

Tāne Mahuta viewing closed for boardwalk repairs

The Department of Conservation will close public access to Tāne Mahuta, in Waipoua Forest, from Monday 16 November to Thursday 19 November 2020.


Hamilton Zoo recognised for animal welfare practices
6 Nov 2020   /

Hamilton Zoo recognised for animal welfare practices

Zoo director Dr Baird Fleming said it reflected the importance the zoo team placed on the wellbeing of the animals in their care.


Operators help raise $12k to restore Fiordland
5 Nov 2020   /

Operators help raise $12k to restore Fiordland

Items primarily donated by tourism operators in the Queenstown and Fiordland areas were auctioned off.


Eves Valley reserve recovering from fire
4 Nov 2020   /

Eves Valley reserve recovering from fire

The edges and hillslopes of the 28-hectare reserve near Nelson were burnt by the fire that spread over 2400 hectares.


Protected islands not for dogs
2 Nov 2020   /

Protected islands not for dogs

The Department of Conservation is reminding visitors to stick to the rules as an influx of visitors were found bringing dogs to Auckland islands, which are home to endangered species.


DOC reminds visitors to Mahaanui of new conservation rules
18 Sep 2020   /

DOC reminds visitors to Mahaanui of new conservation rules

The Department of Conservation is reminding visitors to the Mahaanui district in Otautahi/Christchurch to follow conservation laws. 


Govt injects $7.6m into Predator Free Wellington
9 Sep 2020   /

Govt injects $7.6m into Predator Free Wellington

The investment would create 42 new jobs and enable native plants and wildlife to thrive in Wellington.


Govt grants $5.4m for 116 conservation projects
2 Sep 2020   /

Govt grants $5.4m for 116 conservation projects

The money is from the Department of Conservation’s Community Fund/Pūtea Tautiaki Hapori.


Wairarapa wetlands wins international recognition
25 Aug 2020  

Wairarapa wetlands wins international recognition

Wairarapa Moana has been recognised as a Wetland of International Importance.


Conservation Week ‘a chance to be with nature’ – DOC
17 Aug 2020   /

Conservation Week ‘a chance to be with nature’ – DOC

New Zealanders are being encouraged to focus on the well-being benefits of spending time in nature during Conservation Week.


DOC urges Kiwis to explore own backyard this conservation week
30 Jul 2020   /

DOC urges Kiwis to explore own backyard this conservation week

The Department of Conservation is urging Kiwis to get out and explore nature for this year’s Conservation Week, which runs from 15 – 23 August.


Trust secures $2.5m to help displaced tourism, hospo workers
17 Jul 2020   /

Trust secures $2.5m to help displaced tourism, hospo workers

Te Arawa Lakes Trust will receive $2.5m from the Government’s $1.3bn Jobs for Nature fund, says conservation minister Eugenie Sage.


Bay of Island’s Carino Wildlife Cruises wins WCA certification
16 Jul 2020   /

Bay of Island’s Carino Wildlife Cruises wins WCA certification

Carino Wildlife Cruises has been recognised as a responsible whale and dolphin watching operator by the World Cetacean Alliance.


Queenstown kiwi go wild in Whirinaki
9 Jul 2020   /

Queenstown kiwi go wild in Whirinaki

Two Queenstown kiwi have been released into the wild of Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tāne Conservation Park south of Rotorua.


Govt injects $5m into predator-free programme
30 Jun 2020   /

Govt injects $5m into predator-free programme

The environmental projects will benefit locals who are looking for work and who have been affected by the Whakaari disaster and Covid-19 downturn.


Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre secures $2.5m PGF funding
11 May 2020   /

Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre secures $2.5m PGF funding

The funding means work can start immediately on a $4.5m development project.


Workers redeployed on outdoor projects
11 May 2020   /

Workers redeployed on outdoor projects

Up to 160 redeployed workers are due to pick up jobs in 55 biosecurity and conservation projects.


Help sought for animal care at Otorohanga Kiwi House
23 Apr 2020   /

Help sought for animal care at Otorohanga Kiwi House

A Givealittle page has been set up to help the Otorohanga Kiwi House as the facility copes with life under the Covid-19 lockdown.


Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari recognised for conservation efforts
12 Mar 2020   /

Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari recognised for conservation efforts

Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari has been recognised by the World Cetacean Alliance.


KiwiRail, DOC, NZMCA partner to help endangered kea
6 Mar 2020   /

KiwiRail, DOC, NZMCA partner to help endangered kea

KiwiRail, the Department of Conservation, and the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association have partnered to help save the country’s endangered kea population.


Auckland Zoo, Hotel Grand Windsor partner to support conservation
5 Feb 2020  

Auckland Zoo, Hotel Grand Windsor partner to support conservation

Auckland Zoo and the city’s Hotel Grand Windsor have partnered to support conservation efforts in New Zealand and overseas.


ZEALANDIA marks World Wetlands Day
5 Feb 2020  

ZEALANDIA marks World Wetlands Day

ZEALANDIA marked World Wetlands Day on 2 February with an exhibit from Greater Wellington Regional Council model illustrating how wetlands absorb water running from the mountains to the sea.


Hector’s or Māui dolphins confirmed in Taranaki region
12 Nov 2019   /

Hector’s or Māui dolphins confirmed in Taranaki region

New research by the Department of Conservation and the University of Auckland has confirmed that Hector’s or Māui dolphins are often present in the Taranaki region.


Largest high country station potential new visitor destination
12 Nov 2019   /

Largest high country station potential new visitor destination

A new area for skiing, tramping and mountain biking could be made available to visitors, with submissions now open on the tenure review of New Zealand’s largest high country pastoral lease, Glenaray Station in Southland.


TIA: Healthy waterways vital to NZ tourism sector
1 Nov 2019   /

TIA: Healthy waterways vital to NZ tourism sector

The value of healthy waterways to New Zealand’s tourism industry must be looked at urgently, according to Tourism Industry Aotearoa.


Controversial indigenous fish bill passes
17 Oct 2019   /

Controversial indigenous fish bill passes

The Indigenous Freshwater Fish Amendment Bill has been passed in parliament.


Kea conservation wins for The Remarkables
19 Sep 2019   /

Kea conservation wins for The Remarkables

NZSki funding for The Kea Conservation Trust will see the body extend its monitoring efforts from The Remarkables ski field across Ben Lomond from early 2020.


Real Journeys raises $54k for endangered kārearea
20 Aug 2019   /

Real Journeys raises $54k for endangered kārearea

Real Journeys Birds of a Feather Conservation Ball raised $54,000 for the country’s endangered New Zealand falcon or kārearea.