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Encyclopedia > Environmental movement in New Zealand

The earliest major environmental issue in New Zealand was the prospect of raising the level of Lake Manapouri for a hydro-electricity scheme. In 1969a nation-wide campaign started and was successful in preventing the lake level from being raised. Other major issues have included nuclear energy, preventing native forest logging on the West Coast and halting the growing of GE food crops. Lake Manapouri in the morning. ... 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... The word nuclear means of or belonging to the nucleus of something. ... The West Coast is one of the Administrative Regions of New Zealand, located on the west coast of the South Island. ... An iconic image of genetic engineering; this 1986 autoluminograph of a glowing transgenic tobacco plant bearing the luciferase gene of fireflys strikingly demonstrates the power and potential of genetic manipulation. ...


The environmental movement eventually spawned the Values Party, which was the first political party with a strong focus on environmental issues to contest national elections. Environmental movement is a term often used for any social or political movement directed towards the preservation, restoration, or enhancement of the natural environment. ... A logo used by the Values Party The Values Party, sometimes considered the worlds first national-level environmentalist party, was established in 1972 at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. ...


See also

This is a timeline of environmental history of New Zealand. ...

External links

  • Greenpages (http://www.greenpages.org.nz) - a database of New Zealand environmental organisations.

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Bambooweb: Environmental movement (926 words)
Environmental movement is a term often used for any social or political movement directed towards the preservation, restoration, or enhancement of the natural environment.
Most environmental movements have similar value systems and moral codes, and cite common heroes and moral examples in their myths, although they often diverge in details such as emphasis, priorities, means of action, and specific goals.
The harshest critic of the environmental movement in the 20th century was probably Ayn Rand, who considered it to be the opponent of human morality, creativity and industry.
Timeline of environmental history of New Zealand - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1450 words)
New Zealand declared nuclear free by Labour Government.
New Zealand Department of Conservation publishes "Karst Management Guidelines" to assist with cave and karst protection.
New Zealand Waste Strategy released by the Ministry for the Environment.
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