Archives For Native animals

2019 has been another big year for us here at the Department of Conservation. We take a look back and countdown some of biggest stories throughout the year.

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We’ve been studying scree skink ecology and the impacts of predators. However, two years into the study, a devastating flood nearly wiped the population out.

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Native bats are something few New Zealander’s know exist, let alone have ever seen. With two species living in Fiordland local rangers undertake monitoring in order to protect and learn more about these special little critters.

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