2018 media releases
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Control of black-backed gulls to protect rare braided river birds
29 October 2018
To boost the population of rare and threatened bird species living in the Hurunui River, control work is starting this week to reduce the numbers of southern black backed gulls, which prey on threatened chicks and their nests.
Land transferred to protect native grasshopper
26 August 2018
Source: Office of the Minister of Conservation
The home of a giant native grasshopper is now safer after Crown land in the Mackenzie Basin was protected as conservation land, Land Information and Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage announced today.
More measures to protect Hector’s dolphins
20 March 2018
Source: Office of the Minister of Conservation and the Minister for Primary Industries
Work to improve protection of the nationally endangered Hector’s dolphin will accelerate after five were accidentally killed in a fishing net off Banks Peninsula.