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Counting whales: My week on Arapawa Island

By Hannah Hendriks, Marine Conservation Technician

Part of my job is to collect and manage marine mammal sighting data. However, two weeks ago, I got the chance to get away from my day-to-day desk work and help out on the annual… 606 more words

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Counting penguins on Antipodes Island

By Jo Hiscock, Senior Biodiversity Ranger

Late last year I visited New Zealand’s Antipodes Islands to count penguins.

This was part of a regular survey to check how the populations of erect-crested and eastern rockhopper penguins are doing. 247 more words

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Hands-on experience for young conservationists

By Stephen Moorhouse, Partnerships Ranger, Ohakune.

Recently, students from the Central North Island participated in the ‘Kiwi Forever’ programme which seeks to provide future conservation leaders with a greater understanding of conservation in the ‘real world’. 283 more words

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Arthropod Sunday

Creepy Crawlers Everywhere!

Sunday June 7th was arthropod day at Coronado Historic site. We had about 30 visitors participate in a live creature demonstration by the New Mexico Natural History Museum. 67 more words

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Phil's gorgeous gecko image wins gold

Earlier this year, DOC’s Phil Melgren won gold and bronze medals in a national photography contest for his stunning images of starred and harlequin gecko. 463 more words

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Photo of the week: Pāteke / brown teal

Pāteke / brown teal are a small dabbling duck found only in New Zealand. They are our rarest duck, with a wild population of around 2500 birds. 75 more words

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