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2017 has been a big year for DOC and conservation. We look back at some of our stories over the year.

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Reducing the numbers of rats, stoats and possums was key to protecting endangered mohua and other native wildlife in the blue mountains area. This could be done through aerial 1080 pest control operations, but we wanted to know how effective this method was.

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New Zealand’s native Archey’s frogs are the big winners at Whareorino Forest following a successful Battle for our Birds operation.

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Today’s photo is of a Haast tokoeka kiwi, a shy, mountain-loving bird and one of our rarest kiwi species.

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Today’s photo is of a critically endangered orange-fronted parakeet/kākāriki karaka, the rarest of our native parakeet species.

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This spring the Department of Conservation is defending large areas of native forest and wildlife from rats, stoats and possums.

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Today’s photo is of a Haast tokoeka kiwi chick—a shy, mountain-loving bird, and one of our rarest kiwi.

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