Dunbeath: Otago University Press, 2013. Octavo, paperback, colour photographs.
Over the past ten years many communities all over New Zealand have launched ambitious projects to bring native ecologies back to the mainland. By building predator-proof fences around big areas of land the aim is to protect native flora and fauna from introduced predators. These projects have faced a difficult balancing act as they try to build and sustain the social and economic support needed. This book assembles the experience of a wide range of people involved with a number of projects - volunteers, DOC staff, trustees, iwi, employees, community leaders and project champions. Diane Campbell-Hunt was two years into a PhD study of the long-term sustainability of these ventures when she was tragically killed in a tramping accident in 2008. After Diane's death, her husband Colin took up the challenge to write up her research, and Eco-sanctuaries is the result.
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