Conservation parks of New Zealand

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Conservation park is a type of specially protected status for land held by the Crown in New Zealand for conservation purposes.[1] The status is set up under the Conservation Act 1987 and the parks are administered by the Department of Conservation (DoC).

A conservation park may consist of multiple conservation units – DoC defines a conservation unit as "a standard grouping of parcels of land which is used in the Department’s National Land Register." As of 31 March 2005, the conservation parks consisted of 51 conservation units, covering an area of 1,541,281 hectares.[2]

List of conservation parks[edit]



  • Kawatiri Conservation Park

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Section 18 and Section 19, Conservation Act 1987, New Zealand Parliament.
  2. ^ Role: About DOC, Department of Conservation, retrieved 19 June 2008.