Tags : conservation

Ministerial review into Fish & Game released

A report outlining recommendations to strengthen the governance and good management practices within NZ Fish & Game has been released by Acting Minister of Conservation Dr Ayesha Verrall. Fish & Game manages sport fishing and game bird hunting across NZ and has had an unaltered structure since it was set up in 1990. The report is the […]readmore

Milestone for kōkako as population soars

Recovery efforts over more than two decades have seen the North Island kōkako, one of Aotearoa’s most iconic birds, brought back from the brink of extinction, Conservation Minister Kiri Allan says. “Protection of this species began in the late 1990s, after the kōkako population dropped to as few as 330 breeding pairs – around 1000 […]readmore

Jobs for Nature to support Predator Free South Westland

An ambitious project to restore nature and sustain jobs in COVID-hit South Westland represents the biggest step yet on mainland Aotearoa towards the Predator Free 2050 goal, Conservation Minister Kiri Allan says. “Predator Free South Westland will be an exemplar for how to achieve predator-free status more widely across the country. “The project’s goal is […]readmore

Drone project to aid protection of Māui dolphin

The Government is backing a new project to use drone technology to transform our understanding and protection of the Māui dolphin, Aotearoa’s most endangered dolphin.  “The project is just one part of the Government’s plan to save the Māui dolphin. We are committed to protecting this treasure,” Oceans and Fisheries Minister David Parker said. The […]readmore

Supporting communities and landowners to grow employment opportunities

Jobs for Nature funding is being made available to conservation groups and landowners to employ staff and contractors in a move aimed at boosting local biodiversity-focused projects, Conservation Minister Kiritapu Allan has announced.It is estimated some 400-plus jobs will be created with employment opportunities in ecology, restoration, trapping, pest control, fencing and project management through […]readmore

Summer Wildfire Prevention Campaign Launched

Understanding fire risk conditions will now be clearer and simpler, thanks to a new online tool launched today by the Minister in charge of Fire and Emergency New Zealand, Internal Affairs Minister Jan Tinetti. “Last summer, wildfires destroyed over 10,000 hectares of native bird habitat. No one wants their property destroyed or their life disrupted […]readmore

New work to enhance West Coast environment

Punakaiki is set to benefit from two projects designed to enhance its status as one of NewZealand’s most unique environments, Conservation Minister Kiri Allan says.“As part of our Jobs for Nature programme the unique natural assets of Punakaiki and theedges of the Paparoa National Park will be restored through a project expected to employ up […]readmore

Jobs for Nature funding supports Predator Free apprentices across New

An innovative scheme will supercharge efforts towards Aotearoa New Zealand becomingPredator Free by 2050 and provide training for up to 51 apprentices, Minister of ConservationKiritapu Allan says.Supported by $4.5 million of Jobs for Nature funding, the scheme is designed and delivered bythe Predator Free New Zealand Trust. It will increase the number of experienced predatorcontrol […]readmore

Aerial traps could be a game-changer to help restore nature

DOC and Predator Free 2050 Ltd are backing the development of a biodegradable rat trap that can be distributed by air to contribute to a predator free Aotearoa, Minister of Conservation Kiri Allan has announced. The aerial micro-trap, which will be co-funded and designed by conservation technology company Goodnature, stands to be a game-changer in […]readmore

Jobs for Nature funding will leave a conservation legacy for

Ninety-two jobs will be created to help environmental restoration in the Waikanae River catchment through $8.5 million of Jobs for Nature funding, Conservation Minister Kiritapu Allan announced today. “The new funding will give a four-year boost to the restoration of the Waikanae awa, and is specifically focussed on restoration through riparian fencing and planting; animal […]readmore