Latest Department of Conservation Stories
The open-access journal PhytoKeys – known for applying cutting edge technologies in publishing and dissemination to accelerate biodiversity research – is pioneering an electronic-only publishing workflow in a series of papers published over the course of the first week of January 2012.
Residents along the Kapiti Coast of New Zealand were treated with a rare visit by an Emperor penguin on Monday, astonishing wildlife experts, who say the bird was more than 1,900 miles away from its Antarctic home.
The Pukaha Mount Bruce wildlife Center reintroduced the kiwi into the wild in 2003, but this year marks the New Zealand national wildlife centerâ€™s most successful breeding season, ending with the thirteenth egg hatching into a rare white kiwi chick.
By DYKES, Mervyn These fast-growing monsters, capable of adapting to many different habitats, are among the most invasive of species. -------- ------------ One of the world's biggest "weeds" has the Department of Conservation (DOC) ready to do battle in the bush areas of Manawatu.
THE Department of Conservation is warning people not to be fooled by the puppy dog eyes of a sea lion or New Zealand fur seal this summer, into thinking they're safe to touch. They have a nasty bite and run fast, DOC said.
By MILNE, Amy SOME of Southland's unique locals are the large, flightless birds found in the wild only in the Murchison Mountains of Fiordland. Takahe were considered extinct until the late Dr Geoffery Orbell rediscovered them in 1948.
By DYKES, Mervyn Northern whitebaiters opened the new season yesterday to a reminder that two adult forms of the delicacy have been listed as threatened species by the Department of Conservation. One, the giant kokupu, has been given a similar threat ranking to brown kiwi.
By ROOKES, Felicity WHITEBAITERS will hit the rivers and streams today as the season officially opens in Taranaki -- though some have made an early start.
THE Department of Conservation is calling for submissions on its proposal to establish two marine mammal sanctuaries in Southland. The new marine mammal sanctuaries are in areas where dolphins are known to range -- Porpoise Bay-Fortrose on the Catlins coast, and Te Wae Wae Bay on the south coast.
A New Zealand conservation worker was missing and five others were evacuated by helicopter after a volcanic eruption on a remote Pacific island on Friday.
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