Conservation

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A genetic study of thousands of fish in and around Goat Island Marine Reserve north of Auckland has found it is acting as a nursery.

Watch: Scientists prove marine reserves boosting snapper numbers in NZ waters

Findings show the reserve is contributing significantly to the population outside its borders.

Are you well prepared for the bite  of NZ's breathtaking playground?

Department of Conservation set to implement four-hour parking limit at famous Tongariro Crossing

They hope the move will ease congestion in the busy summer months.

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Arborist Charlie Cottrell-Jury lodged himself up the 25-metre-tall Norfolk Pine at Snells Beach this morning.

Protester arrested after scaling 150-year-old Norfolk Pine near Auckland to stop developers chopping it down

Arborist Charlie Cottrell-Jury lodged himself up the 25-metre-tall Norfolk Pine at Snells Beach.

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School children will be involved in helping preserve the declining karearea species.

Kiwi kids becoming 'Wingspan Warriors' in bid to save $20 note NZ falcon

School children will be involved in helping preserve the declining karearea species.

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The manumea which is facing extinction is the closest living relative to the extinct dodo.

Auckland Zoo helps last ditch bid to save Samoa's national bird

The manumea which is facing extinction is the closest living relative to the extinct dodo.

Kahurangi and Abel Tasman parks connected

The government has paid $275,000 for a 169-hectare block of protected land.

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John McCullough has turned his love of seeds into a business that now employs a dozen staff.

Meet the Taranaki man on a mission to get Kiwis excited about seeds

John McCullough has turned his love of seeds into a business that now employs a dozen staff.

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Graphic warning: 'Disgusting' chainsaw attack on beached whale sparks DOC probe

The grisly find has left Greymouth locals and conservation staff angry and baffled.

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New Zealanders will be exempt from the fee which will come into force if National is re-elected.

Where should New Zealand's next Great Walks be?

Kiwis are being given a say on where two new Great Walks should be established.

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The protected marine areas will be off the South Taranaki coast.

Green Party proposes NZ's largest marine mammal sanctuary off Taranaki

James Shaw says in government the Greens will protect critically endangered blue whales.

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New Zealanders will be exempt from the fee which will come into force if National is re-elected.

Government to double Great Walk hut fees for tourists - gives DOC big additional cash boost

But there's no change in the fees for Kiwis hiking our Great Walks.

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Mr Mark aims to only throw out one bag of rubbish every five months, and recycle the rest.

'The manic recycler' - NZ First's Ron Mark trying to keep waste out of the landfill

Mr Mark aims to only throw out one bag of rubbish every five months, and recycle the rest.

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Te Wai Maori chair Ken Mair says the endemic species is under serious threat.

'Indigenous eel are declining' - calls for native longfin eels to be given legal protection

Te Wai Maori chair Ken Mair says the eels are threatened by pollution and dams.

With only 12,000 left, the NZ sea lion is the rarest in the world and battling survival.

Endangered sea lions to get more protection under new Government plan

The five year programme involves engagement with the public, special research, and regular monitoring.

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The students will be presenting the World Indigenous People's Conference on Education.

Students to spread wings on trip of a lifetime, leaving Dunedin for Canada for moth presentation

Four children from Te Kura Kaupapa Maori School will be presenting to the World Indigenous People's Conference on education.

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The native lizards were found as eggs in a disturbed nest and their home has been Zealandia  Eco-Sanctuary in Wellington.

Video: Juvenile tuatara released into new pre-dug burrow homes after seven years in captivity

The lizards were raised in a nursery to prevent them being eaten by adult tuatara.

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This new app delivers 'kill' notification straight to your phone, as part of a project to help save the estimated 68,000 native birds killed each day.

'You've killed a rat' - Pest traps funded by donors connect people with conservation via app

Engineering school mates have pioneered the traps that send notifications to your phone.

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Named after Sir Edmund Hillary, a new photo of the Hillary Step shows a change in the terrain.

'It was amazing' – Everest's Hillary Step appears to have collapsed

Named after Sir Edmund Hillary, a new photo of the Hillary Step shows a change in the terrain.

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1 NEWS can confirm plans for open-cast mines on the massive Buller Plateau.

Coal mines could spurt 186 million tonnes of carbon dioxide into atmosphere - Forest & Bird

The proposed mines will be a disaster for the climate, the conservation group says.

New Zealand prepares for rat explosion of 'biblical proportions' due to warm weather

The government announced a funding boost of $21 million to address the problem.

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The find surprised scientists who've spent over one year studying the marine mammals.

Rare whale among large number discovered off Otago's coast

Scientists believe the area has the second highest whale numbers after Kaikoura.

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The public are being asked to help, with a website set up to log records of sightings of the playful parrots.

Cheeky kea steadily on the decline

The public are being asked to help, with a website set up to log records of sightings of the playful parrots.

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The Threatened Species Strategy will also wrap together different concepts like Pest Free 2025, says DOC's director general Lou Sanson.

'The whole face of conservation is changing' - new DOC strategy to outline future of species protection

The Threatened Species Summit is being held at Te Papa in Wellington from May 8-10.

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DOC's Director General Lou Sanson says it’s unlikely seals will be harmed.

DOC allowing seals to be killed if they get in the way of work on Kaikoura's earthquake wrecked main highway

But the conservation agency is "working hand and glove to prevent injury or death to seals".

Watch: Albatrosses counted from space appear as tiny white dots near Chatham Islands

The Northern Royal Albatross is the first species on Earth to have its entire global population assessed from satellite images.

Watch: Hero crewman jumps off ship's deck, saves whale trapped in fishing net

"Bravo to that dude for being totally fearless and saving a whale."

Bud the takahe dies at wildlife centre aged 21

It's estimated there are only around 300 of the critically endangered takahe remaining.

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The Greenpeace boat made the seven day journey to stop the oil drilling operation.

Watch: Greenpeace intercepts world's largest seismic blasting ship

The Greenpeace boat made the seven day journey to stop the oil drilling operation.

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Nothing is more revealing than inorganic rubbish. Tim Wilson meets a group making a real difference.

Watch: Auckland's inorganic scheme that's turning rubbish into charity

Nothing is more revealing than inorganic rubbish. Tim Wilson meets a group making a real difference.

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