Did you know that over 1400 species of fish can be found in New Zealand waters? Nearly 300 of these species are endemic, meaning they’re found here and nowhere else.

learn how to identify marine species here!

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Operations Manager for kākāpō, Deidre Vercoe, reflects on the role we (the Department of Conservation) have played in growing the population of this endangered species.

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As an individual, knowing what you can and can’t do when interacting with our marine mammals could be the difference between harming protected wildlife (or yourself) or enjoying Aotearoa for our precious environment.

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