Interest in Forestry: peripheral
Pacific Ecologist is published by the Pacific Institute of Resource Management (PIRM). Founded in 1984, by Wellington architect George Porter, PIRM is an organisation dedicated to sustainable use of the earth's resources. PIRM is concerned about the deterioration of global ecosystems, the rapid depletion of natural resources and degradation of the environment, examples being climate change, loss of biodiversity, soil erosion, pollution of water systems and natural habitats. Our objectives are to advocate respect for natural processes; conservation of physical resources and integrity of all life forms. We contribute to the establishment of New Zealand as a strong, independent authority promoting a world conservation strategy. PIRM works for the improvement of human communities worldwide living in harmony with the natural world.
PIRM organises public forums and makes submissions to the New Zealand government on environmental and social issues, as well as publishing Pacific Ecologist - formerly 'Pacific World'.
PIRM is not politically aligned and is funded by members and supporters.