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DOC take the responsibility of protecting other countries’ taonga as seriously as protecting our own. You might have seen a bit of controversy in the news this week over DOC requesting an antique piano have its ivory key tops removed.

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Our wetlands act like the kidneys of the earth, they are also home to unique wildlife and plants. The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands is an international treaty focusing on the conservation of our wetlands.

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World Wildlife Day is celebrated on 3 March. It’s a global celebration of wildlife and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

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The World’s oceans cover almost 71% of Earth’s surface. To mark World Oceans Day this week, New Zealand helped to launch the first World Ocean Assessment to determine the health of our oceans.

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Celebrating World Fish Migration Day in New Zealand, a global event that brings attention to migratory fish and their need for open river systems.

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To celebrate World Wetlands Day DOC’s Jackie van Hal reflects on the status of New Zealand’s protected wetland areas.

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After a long flight home a pair of jewelled geckos are settling back in to life in New Zealand after they were illegally smuggled to Germany.

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