Conservation

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Hon Eugenie Sage
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Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage said yesterday’s constructive meeting of the Himalayan Tahr Liaison Group made good progress in helping the Department of Conservation (DOC) finalise the most effective ways of stepping up control of Himalayan tahr to protect the mountainlands and alpine habitats of the central Southern Alps.

Hon Eugenie Sage Conservation
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The Loder Cup, one of New Zealand’s oldest conservation awards, has been awarded to Robert McGowan for 2018 for his outstanding work ensuring mātauranga Māori in conservation management. 

Hon Eugenie Sage Conservation
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Waiheke Island is possum-free and now the community has rats and stoats in its sights as part of a bid to make the whole island predator free by 2025, Conservation Minister, Eugenie Sage says.

Hon Eugenie Sage Conservation
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The home of a giant native grasshopper is now safer after Crown land in the Mackenzie Basin was protected as conservation land, Land Information and Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage announced today.

Hon Eugenie Sage Conservation Land Information
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The great white shark and basking shark have been classed as ‘threatened’ for the first time and the future of these species is not positive, a new scientific report released today by Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage says.

Hon Eugenie Sage Conservation