Archives For Native animals

After almost 20 years of monitoring kākā, DOC scientist Terry Greene still remembers his first encounters with the boisterous, noisy, native forest parrot.

From seeing them up close as a child on Little Barrier Island, to climbing 25 meters up a matai tree to find a kākā nest – Terry has dedicated much of his career to protecting and restoring the taonga species.

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We’re well past the longest day of the year and the weather is starting to improve (in places). This means two things: more people are heading to the beach, and many beaches will have their seasonal dog rules in force.

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It’s been said many times already – but 2020 was truly a year like no other! We take a look back and countdown some of the biggest conservation stories throughout the year.

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