Conservation

Thu 23 Mar 2017
| Conservation

Demand from groups wishing to put commercial beehives on conservation land has soared in the past few years, particularly those who are interested in capitalising on manuka honey production.

Thu 23 Feb 2017
| Conservation

Endangered eels have found a safe haven under the watchful eye of a 12-year-old schoolgirl.

Lily McRae is a huge eel fan, having learned as much as she can about the slippery creatures. She helps care for a trio near her home in Pohara in Golden Bay.

Tue 21 Feb 2017
| Conservation

Hon Nicky Wagner Associate Minster of Conservation spoke to around eighty people including community members, councillors, Fish & Game personnel and Conservation personnel at the combined DOC/Fish & Game event  to officially open a wetland area near Dargaville on Sunday 19 February 2017. 

Fri 3 Feb 2017
| Conservation

Associate Conservation Minister Nicky Wagner today attended the launch of the strategy on Motutapu Island. “The strategy is bold; it’s ambitious, but it’s doable.  It has identified a way to get us all closer to our goal far more quickly,” Minister Wagner says.

Fri 3 Feb 2017
| Conservation

Four ambitious conservation projects in Canterbury have received $137,000 in support from the DOC Community Fund, Conservation Ministers Maggie Barry and Nicky Wagner have announced.

The projects range from wilding conifer control to protecting and promoting indigenous vegetation, the Ministers say.

Fri 27 Jan 2017
| Conservation

A recent acquisition by the Nature Heritage Fund (NHF) will protect 14 ha of rare coastal forest in South Westland.  The land represents one of the four National Priorities for Protection.

Fri 23 Dec 2016
| Conservation

Yesterday I met with representatives of the four groups in Gisborne helping wage the War on Weeds and protect native species from introduced predators and invasive plants.   These are four fantastic projects ranging from predator control to biodiversity projects and will provide a great boost to Gisborne’s conservation efforts.

Mon 28 Nov 2016
| Conservation

A new strategy for tackling wilding conifers in the Mackenzie Basin has been announced today by Conservation Ministers Maggie Barry and Nicky Wagner.

Mon 17 Oct 2016
| Conservation

A great visit to Zealandia today – the world’s first fully fenced predator-free urban eco-sanctuary, only 10 minutes from downtown Wellington, has reintroduced 17 species of native wildlife back into the 225 hectare area.  On a short walk we saw and heard tuatāra, saddleback, kaka, tui, kereru, takahe, shags, duck, eels  an

Thu 29 Sep 2016
| Conservation

Once common throughout New Zealand, kaka are now largely limited to a few localised forest strongholds in the central North and South Island, (photo by James Mortimer)