Story: Conservation – a history

‘Save your forests’

This poster was made in 1929 by the Native Bird Protection Society. They were a lonely voice – it took almost 40 years before there was widespread public awareness of the damage that had been done to native forests.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-D-ENVIRONMENT-1929-01

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Simon Nathan, 'Conservation – a history - The need for conservation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 May 2022)

Story by Simon Nathan, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Aug 2015