Archives For Native animals

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a DOC ranger? We got in touch with Tom MacTavish, the ranger in Akaroa, and asked him to tell us about his day.

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Liz Carlson, of the popular travel blog Young Adventuress, shares 10 things you may not know about our endangered blue duck for Whio Awareness Month.

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Visit Cape Palliser at this time of year and the seal pups are sure to be performing their underwater acrobatics in rock pools or having a snooze in the sun.

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We follow the work over a season with the Whio Recovery Programme at the Central Southern Alps Security Site.

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Come behind the scenes and into the jobs and personalities of the people who work at DOC. Today we profile the Fairy Tern Team.

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We’re celebrating Whio Awareness Month! It’s a whole month (1 – 31 March) dedicated to our endangered whio/blue duck.

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Today’s photo is of a rare harlequin gecko/tukutuku rakiurae. This species is endemic to Stewart Island in the far south of New Zealand.

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