The Conservation Conversation

Introducing Miriam and Woody

New Zealand’s Department of Conservation dogs are world-renowned for the amazing work they do. We visited Miriam (the human) and Woody (the dog) to learn about what it takes to be a DOC Conservation Dog team (spoiler alert: it’s a lot of work and a lot of love).

The Conservation Dogs and their talented handlers are active all over New Zealand. You might be lucky enough to meet them at wharfs, ferry terminals, island and mainland sanctuaries, in the national parks or perhaps even at your local Kiwibank branch so keep an eye out when you're exploring our backyard!

Want to find out more? Stay up to date with the programme by visiting the Dog Programme section on DOC's website or check out Kiwibank’s social media channels.