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Department of Conservation


  • encourage New Zealanders to get involved in conservation and to get out and enjoy activities on conservation land
  • protect New Zealand’s native plants, animals and habitats
  • look after tracks, tramping huts and campgrounds on conservation land
  • provide information for visitors to conservation land and manage visitor bookings
  • work with businesses, community groups, iwi and others to help them get involved in conservation
  • coordinate and train conservation volunteers
  • manage permits and licences for hunters and fishers, and for companies that want to carry out business on conservation land, eg kayaking tour groups
  • maintain and "bring back to life" some of New Zealand’s historical areas and buildings
  • promote the benefits of conservation.




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