Conservation

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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.

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

Government to spend nearly $3 million on safeguarding rare sea lions

The population of a rare species of sea lion is less than 12,000.

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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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The latest mission has produced photographic evidence of a dead mink whale on board in protected waters.

The Steve Irwin docks in Dunedin after fighting 'outrageous' Japanese whaling

The Sea Shepherd mission has produced photographic evidence of a dead whale on board a Japanese ship in protected waters.

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

NZ sea lions' plight sees conservationists in desperate race to save rare breed

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has been to the Auckland Islands to see what's being done to save the New Zealand sea lion.

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Seven Sharp put people to the test in Auckland as to how they react when see a litterbug.

Video: Would you pick up someone else's rubbish if they dropped it right in front of you?

People in Auckland were put to the test as to how they react when see a litterbug.

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Dunedin beaches may soon be first in the country to be completely off limits to drones.

Drone photographers say 'blanket approaches don't necessarily solve the problem'

Dunedin beaches may soon be first in the country to be completely off limits to drones.

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Wildbase Hospital on the Massey University Campus is 10 times the size of the original.

Vulnerable wildlife patients move into fancy new hospital

Wildbase Hospital on the Massey University Campus is 10 times the size of the original.

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