Conservation

Dressing the guardians at Orokonui

Dressing the guardians at Orokonui

Alyth Grant reports on the growth and care of the flax grove near the entrance to Orokonui Ecosanctuary.

Need for new tools to control pests in NZ

Need for new tools to control pests in NZ

Urgent action is needed to develop new approaches and improve tools to protect New Zealand's environment and economy from pests as some older approaches to pest management become ''obsolete'', a new Royal Society of New Zealand report says.

Predators and plagues

Predators and plagues

Predator-free New Zealand is a wild dream gaining a popular voice. But what animals would we get rid of. And how? First, however, we have a looming rat and stoat plague with which to contend, writes Bruce Munro.

One man's predator is another man's companion

One man's predator is another man's companion

Predator-free is a fraught phrase with some hidden fish-hooks.

Sea lion threat plan needed 'promptly'

Sea lion threat plan needed 'promptly'

Urgent interim measures need to be taken to protect the endangered New Zealand sea lion population given the serious rate of decline in pup numbers in the Auckland Islands, scientists and conservationists say.

Island complex to be Blake Station

The new research station to be built on the environmentally protected Auckland Islands, 465km south of Bluff, will be named after the late Sir Peter Blake.

Awards honour conservationists

Awards honour conservationists

The great work of people who go the extra mile for conservation will be recognised through the Otago Conservation Awards.

Dogs maul penguins despite prohibitions

A dog owner is being investigated after an attack on a penguin and others are facing $300 fines for having their dogs on Otago coastal beaches where they are prohibited.

Orokonui Ecosanctuary to be home to 60 wild tuatara

Sixty wild tuatara from the Marlborough Sounds will soon make their home at Orokonui Ecosanctuary but only two captive-bred reptiles will be able to be seen by visitors until they have settled into their new environment.

'Huge rewards' from conservation

'Huge rewards' from conservation

Otago Peninsula, with all its flora and fauna, is very special to Moira Parker. Rebecca Fox asks this year's winner of the Coastal Otago Conservation Award about her passion for conservation work.

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