Conservation

The southern brown kiwi is under threat from stoats on the West Coast.

DOC urging motorists to keep eyes peeled after endangered kiwi killed in 'hit and run'

The recent death of a kiwi near Raurimu has DOC calling for drivers to keep a lookout.

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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.

Whitebait (file picture).

Native kokopu to be released in Auckland in largest whitebait reintroduction in NZ

The release aims to establish two self-sustaining populations.

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The plant is deadly for some of New Zealand's famous native plants.

Myrtle rust halts annual Project Crimson pohutukawa planting

The Trust says the disease is the most critical threat to pohutukawa and rata trees it has ever seen.

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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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There is an estimated 63 Maui dolphins left in the world.

Fishing industry needs $26 million to save Maui's dolphins - report

The government has dismissed the report to save the endangered species, saying it's based on 'unfounded assumptions'.

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Numbers are at dangerously low levels, in fact there's only one of these for every 23 kiwi.

Spare a thought for the blue duck - it's even more endangered than the kiwi

Numbers are at dangerously low levels, in fact there's only one of these for every 23 kiwi.

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Aucklanders have been told to save 20 litres a day, but a local business owner says this pipe has been gushing drinkable water for 25 years.

Leaking Auckland pipe wasting 300,000 litres of water every day

Aucklanders have been told to save 20 litres a day, but a local business owner says this pipe has been gushing drinkable water for 25 years.

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Mt Carmel school's kids have a catchy message on how to save water.

Watch: Adorable singing Kiwi five-year-olds teaching you about saving water

Mt Carmel school's kids have a catchy message on how to save water.

Holiday park association joins predator-free by 2050 crusade

It's hoped more tourism sector operators will commit to supporting the government's goal.

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The plans are creating divisions with fears at least two proposed roading solutions could threaten wildlife.

Fears for kokako if northern Taranaki roading upgrades go ahead

The plans are creating divisions with fears at least two proposed roading solutions could threaten wildlife.

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Recent e-coli scares in Hawke's Bay and Lower Hutt drinking water supplies are still raising concern.

Conservationists think more education needed on water quality

Recent e-coli scares in Hawke's Bay and Lower Hutt drinking water supplies are still raising concern.

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