New Zealand Journal of Ecology (1982) 5: 1- 5

Wildlife Conservation in New Zealand—Presidential-Address

Presidential Address
M. C. Crawley  
  1. Wildlife Service, Department of Internal Affairs, Wellington, New Zealand

[First paragraph(s)...]
Previous Presidential Addresses have tended either to focus on the Society itself, its role, purpose or future, or to have taken the form of a discourse on some aspect of ecology of particular interest to the individual President. The two most recent Addresses, by Dr Bull in 1976, on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Society, and by Mr Batcheler in 1977, concentrated on the business, achievements and role of the Society. These two Addresses covered the field so admirably that there seems little point, after such a short interval, in continuing this tradition of introspection. Accordingly, I have decided to permit myself the liberty of talking about a subject that is not only of considerable interest to me, but is one that has considerable topicality and is of relevance to the Society. My subject today is "Wildlife Conservation in New Zealand".