Story: Conservation – a history

The Maruia Declaration petition

The Maruia Declaration petition

The Maruia Declaration, signed in the Maruia valley on 4 July 1975, called for legal recognition of native forests and an end to their milling. It was later circulated as a petition (shown above), receiving over 340,000 signatures. Thirty years later, most of its demands had been met.

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Simon Nathan. 'Conservation – a history - Environmental activism, 1966–1987', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 8-Jul-13
URL: http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/document/13938/the-maruia-declaration-petition