Standing My Ground: A Voice For Nature Conservation by Alan MarkStanding My Ground: A Voice For Nature Conservation by Alan Mark

Standing My Ground: A Voice For Nature Conservation

byAlan Mark

Paperback | December 1, 2015

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For more than five decades, Alan Mark has been a voice for conservation in New Zealand. From his call in the 1960s for the establishment of tussock-grassland reserves in the South Island high country to his involvement in the 2011–13 campaign to save the Denniston Plateau from mining, he has been a passionate and effective advocate for the preservation of areas of ecological importance. Alan’s conservation activities have paralleled – and are informed by – a distinguished academic career as a botanist and ecologist. In Standing My Ground, Alan describes the challenges and achievements, the frustrations and successes that have made up his remarkable life, now in its ninth decade. A revered figure in the conservation movement, rewarded for his contribution by a knighthood in 2009, he has also endured his share of criticism and insult, which he has weathered with the support of Otago University and his family. As well as providing an important record of New Zealand’s conservation battles and documenting the life of an outstanding New Zealander, Standing My Ground is an inspiring reminder of the power of individuals to make a difference.

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Plant ecologist Alan Mark has spent most of his life researching the ecology and sustainable management of indigenous ecosystems. He has served on several official organizations, including Manapouri–Te Anau Lake Guardians, National Parks and Reserves Authority, Conservation Authority, Otago Conservation Board, Land Settlement Board, Mo...

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Title:Standing My Ground: A Voice For Nature ConservationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:284 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.9 inPublished:December 1, 2015Publisher:Otago University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1927322049

ISBN - 13:9781927322048

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