Nicola Toki

Nicola Toki is DOC's Threatened Species Ambassador. A self-confessed Nature Nerd, she has worked in conservation for over ten years.

Science
Jul 17, 2018

1080 does not kill kiwis – on the contrary, it helps them live

Misleading remarks in the media erode public confidence in a pest-control tool we urgently need to save species.

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Science
Feb 5, 2018

Why the survival of NZ’s wildlife is in our hands

The idea that New Zealand's threatened species can somehow safely ‘co-exist’ with the onslaught of introduced predators is irresponsible and untrue, writes the Department of Conservation's Nicola Toki.

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Science
Oct 14, 2017

Killing with kindness

As New Zealanders rally our collective efforts in the pursuit of the ‘crazy and ambitious’ goal of a Predator Free New Zealand by 2050, we mustn’t lose our hearts, writes Nicola Toki.

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Science
Jun 30, 2017

Love lifts us up: Nicola Toki fangirls out meeting Jane Goodall in NZ

Jane Goodall is mostly famous her work with chimpanzees. Her greater feat, writes lifelong admirer Nicola Toki, is showing that we are deeply connected to the living world around us – that through kindness, we can turn things around for our planet.

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