Photo of a tūī resting on a branch.
Image: Richard Rossiter | ©
Local rangers in Fiordland undertake short-tailed bat monitoring in order to protect and learn more about these special, little native critters. But sometimes they are not the only little critter on show…. The New Zealand bat fly is a wingless fly that lives alongside short tailed bats and is a creature of nightmares for some.
Whether you’re a local, or you’re here on holiday, we all have a shared responsibility to look after this awesome place.
A behind the scenes look at how DOC cares for NZ's native species and natural environment. Our latest episode features DOC legend Herb Christophers sharing his experiences as a science communicator.
Show us your favourite wild animal and you could win our CITES prize pack. Competition closed Monday 24 February 2020.
New Zealand has been in a biodiversity crisis for more than 100 years – but the effects of climate change could tip our internationally important species over the edge.More
Thousands of Cantabrians and visitors have the chance to learn about Christchurch’s World War II history with the reopening of the historic Awaroa/Godley Head gun emplacements.
Some of New Zealand’s unique alpine plant communities have a chance to recover and regenerate, following DOC and hunters’ ongoing efforts to control Himalayan tahr in the South Island.
The endangered toroa/Antipodean albatross has new international protection for its 100,000 km annual migration, thanks to collaborative efforts led by New Zealand, Australia and Chile.
Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage has extended the date for people to have their say on proposed changes to improve management of whitebait across New Zealand.More