Archives For Pest control

Pigs, cats and mice have been causing a lot of damage on Auckland Island for over 200 years. A feasibility study for an eradication project is now underway.

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When Auckland’s Remuera Golf Course went for the international Golf Environmental Organisation certification in 2015, head greenkeeper Spencer Cooper immediately got on the line to DOC in Auckland.

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Meet one of our Senior Biodiversity Rangers Ali! She’s worked with some of New Zealand’s most unique species including whio, kiwi and short tailed bats. We asked on Instagram if you had any questions for Ali about her work and we were overwhelmed with the amount of questions we received!

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1080 is proven to work safely, effectively and efficiently in reducing predators, and we need to use it to save our native wildlife and forests. There is plenty of scientific evidence proving 1080 is very effective at saving our species. Don’t get swayed – here’s the truth.

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A funding boost has given a Central North Island project a new way to protect the threatened flora species in Paengaroa Scenic Reserve

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The life of a scientist in the Department of Conservation is worlds apart from the traditional stereotype of a lab-coat wearing academic hidden inside and away from the ‘real world’. DOC’s Threatened Species Ambassador Nicola Toki talks to alpine ecologist, Dr Kerry Weston. Kerry’s work takes her to the top of New Zealand’s peaks to try to unravel the mystery of the world’s most ancient species of wren, a vital indicator for the health of our high rise ecosystems.

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For 20 years our ‘bird counters’ have been flying into the remote Landsborough valley in South Westland to monitor the effects of sustained predator control on bird life. This work has contributed to a long-term picture of the health of the bird community in Landsborough Valley that includes more than a dozen native species.

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