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Tom Brough takes us through the third installment in our blog series from the marine reserve monitoring project at Banks Peninsula. With 75 hours of underwater footage to analyse our marine rangers have their work cut out for them counting a menagerie of fish life caught on underwater camera.

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We catch up with Tom MacTavish, a Marine Ranger, undertaking monitoring at Banks Peninsula’s marine reserves using baited remote underwater video.

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Thanks to our new, interactive biodiversity information tool you can explore up to date biodiversity data across public conservation land.

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Research Assistant Crystal Brindle has followed the rock wren/tuke in to the alpine zone at Lake Roe to monitor the nesting success of this endangered native bird.

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Christmas was fast approaching and most people were anticipating Santa’s reindeer; however, in the Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tane Conservation Park, DOC rangers were on the lookout for another sort of flying mammal.

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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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Come behind the scenes and into the jobs and personalities of the people who work at DOC. Today we profile Paul Jacques, a ranger based in Invercargill.

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