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Fight for the Forests
 

Fight for the Forests (Hardback)

By Bensemann, Paul

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The greatest success stories of the modern environmental movement in New Zealand were the public campaigns to save our native forests, beginning in the 1960s with the battle to stop Lake Manapouri being drowned. By 2000, all the significant lowland forest in South Westland had be...come part of a World Heritage Area, the beech forests of the West Coast had largely been protected, Paparoa National Park had been established, the magnificent podocarp forests of Pureora and Whirinaki in the central North Island had been saved from the chainsaw, and many other smaller areas of forest had been included into the conservation estate. Fight for the Forest tells this remarkable story, how a group of young activists became aware of government plans to mill vast areas of West Coast beech forest, and began campaigning to halt this. From small beginnings, a much larger movement grew, mainly centred around the work of the Native Forests Action Council, whose young, committed and extremely capable conservationists tapped into huge public support and changed the course of environmental history in this country. Mainly based on interviews with key players, author Paul Bensemann has recorded a largely untold but significant and inspiring history, one that reminds us that change for good is always possible.
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ISBN 9780947503130
Published NZ 22 Nov 2018
Publisher Potton & Burton
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780947503130
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 5-12 working days
Publisher Potton & Burton
Imprint Potton & Burton
Published 22 Nov 2018
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Bensemann, Paul
Category Award Winning
Conservation Of The Environment
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 215mm
Height: 265mm
Dewey Code 333.75160993
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Forest conservation - New Zealand, Forests and forestry - New Zealand, Forest conservation, Forests and forestry, Forest conservation
NBS Text Environment & Ecology: General Interest
ONIX Text General/trade

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