Nicola Toki
Image: Richard Cosgrove | Fish & Game


Nicola Toki is DOC's Threatened Species Ambassador. Her role is to raise awareness and inspire action for our threatened native plants and animals.


Telling the stories of New Zealand's native wildlife is Nicola's passion. She loves getting people as excited about giant wētā as they are about kiwi or kākāpō.

Get to know Nicola and find out why so many of our species are threatened with extinction. Learn about the not-so-cuddly critters that need our attention with Critter of the Week.






Critter of the Week

Every Friday Nicola chats to Jesse Mulligan from Radio New Zealand about the not-so-cuddly critters that need our attention.


Image: Philip Ross ©

9 March 2018

Once harvested, canned and enjoyed by many in a strong-tasting soup; our large and endemic bivalve mollusc toheroa was taken in such high numbers that restrictions have been in place since the ‘70s, culminating in a total ban except for some customary take. 

Toheroa on Critter of the Week

Earlier Critter of the Week chats.


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The Threatened Species Ambassador is supported by Air New Zealand, as part of their partnership with DOC.

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