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Fight for the Forests by Paul Bensemann, Potton & Burton, 2019
 
Photo by Potton & Burton Publishers

Fight for the Forests

Otago Museum —

Sunday 10 October 3pm-4.30pm, Hutton Theatre. It’s been over 50 years since the Save Manapouri Petition was submitted to Parliament in 1970, a petition signed by almost 10% of New Zealand’s population. Some say this campaign was the awakening of our nation’s appreciation and desire to preserve our native forests. At this free event hosted by the incredible Alison Ballance, hear from author Paul Bensemann, and botanist Dr Peter Johnson. They will discuss yesterday’s campaigns to save our forests, analyse today’s problems, and ponder tomorrow’s challenges. Book a place at this free event.

Book online: https://otagomuseum.nz/whats-on/fight-for-the-forests-3


Come along and be inspired. One lucky person will win a free copy of 'Fight for the Forests' thanks to publisher, Potton & Burton.  

Paul Bensemann, author of "Fight for the Forests" — Image by: Paul Bensemann
Geoff Baylis and Alan Mark from Otago University measuring a large Matai that was threatened by proposed high lake levels at Manapouri (1969). — Image by: Peter Johnson

'Fight for the Forests' emphasises the vital role of research and data in convincing people that a habitat is worth protecting. 

Botanist Peter Johnson’s work as a research student under Emeritus Professor Sir Alan Mark was instrumental in convincing the people of New Zealand to save Manapouri. — Image by: Paul Bensemann

 As seasoned campaigners, Peter and Paul have a lot to offer in the discussion on current and future problems, particularly introduced animals and invasive plant species.

Duration of event: 90 minutes with question time. One lucky person will win a free copy of 'Fight for the Forests' thanks to publisher, Potton & Burton.

Fight for the Forests by Paul Bensemann, Potton & Burton, 2019 — Image by: Potton & Burton Publishers

One lucky person will win a free copy of 'Fight for the Forests' thanks to publisher, Potton & Burton.

Cost:  Free, but you need to book a place 

Book online: https://otagomuseum.nz/whats-on/fight-for-the-forests-3

3pm, Sunday 10 October

Hutton Theatre  

This event will take place at Alert Level 2. Bookings are essential, limited tickets are available to this event.

Level 2 restrictions apply, all attendees are required to scan in, social distance and to wear a face covering at all times during this event.

To book: https://otagomuseum.nz/whats-on/fight-for-the-forests-3

Or phone Otago Museum on 03-474 7474

or Email: Rachel.MacJeff@otagomuseum.nz to book or for more information.