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Conservation Department

The Department of Conservation are a New Zealand government agency. DOC have the responsibility of conserving our historic and natural heritage.

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The Department of Conservation is the central Government agency charged with caring for New Zealand’s natural and historic heritage for the betterment of future and present generations. We promote the benefits of conservation and our varied roles include:Protecting New Zealand’s native plants, animals and habitatsCoordinating and training conservation volunteersLooking after tracks, tramping huts and campgrounds on conservation landProviding information for visitors to conservation landWorking with businesses, community groups and iwi to help them become involved in conservationManaging permits and licences Maintaining and "bringing back to life" some of New Zealand’s historical areas and buildings