New Zealand has many unique native fish, insects, birds, lizards and frogs. Our only native mammals are bats and marine mammals.
Find out about threats to New Zealand's biodiversity such as pests, weeds and fire, and learn about the impacts conservation can have.
DOC is responsible for New Zealand's marine reserves, marine mammals and the New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement.
The native flora of New Zealand is unique as it evolved in isolation for millions of years.
Learn about the conservation lands and water ecosystems such as rivers, lakes and wetlands that DOC looks after.
New Zealand has a rich historical and cultural heritage. Learn why this is important and explore many of the sites that DOC protects and conserves.
Learn about the benefits of conserving our natural and historic heritage.
Find out why we refer to at-risk species as threatened species more often than endangered species and get a list of threatened New Zealand birds.
Find out more about the use of biodegradable 1080 poison in New Zealand to control pests and protect NZ's native forests and wildlife.
Find out about and visit New Zealand's marine reserves.
A kākāpō who thinks he's human, Sirocco is a conservation ambassador for his species and a media superstar.
Phone 0800 DOC HOTline (0800 362 468) 24 hour emergency number to report:
Sick or injured wildlifeWhale or dolphin strandings