The Department of Conservation

Date: 1/10/2006

(DoC) is reviewing the level of protection for some species of New Zealand wildlife including the possibility of giving protection to Queensland grouper, whale sharks, manta and devil rays, deepwater nurse sharks and some coral species. DoC is seeking comments from interested groups and individuals on possible changes to the levels of protection for wildlife species. Submissions close 3 November 2006. See the DoC website

www.doc.govt.nz

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