Alec Marr

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Alec Marr "has been National Campaign Director for The Wilderness Society since 1998. During this time the organisation has been integral to many historic breakthroughs including the biggest environmental win in Australia 's history: an end to broad scale land clearing in NSW and Queensland . Currently, he is centrally involved in campaigns to protect Tasmania 's forests and Cape York Peninsula .

"Alec holds vital roles such as: National Lobbyist for The Wilderness Society (96-98); driver of the Antarctica Clean Up Project (98); member of the Federal Government Antarctic Policy Review Intrinsic Values Working Group (97); Convenor of The Wilderness Society Federal Election Working Group 96; Convenor of the National Lobby Coordination Unit on behalf of 40 conservation groups campaigning against woodchip licences (93-95); leader of the campaign to protect the one million year old Exit Cave in Tasmania's World Heritage area (91-93); Tasmanian Campaign Coordinator and National lobbyist (87- 95); and Key Strategist in the campaign to stop a fourth woodchip mill being built at Port Huon (89).

"Alec has successfully steered through a series of difficult and contentious resolutions at numerous IUCN General Assembly meetings worldwide, including the restoration of Lake Pedder, the protection of Australia's native forests, Southwest Tasmania, Kakadu, the Great Barrier Reef, Fly River (New Guinea), Myanmar (Burma), War and the Environment, Kent Island Group marine reserve, IUCN use of recycled paper, major dam construction around the world; stopping IUCN membership of Tasmanian Forestry Commission; World Heritage Listing of Australia's Sub Antarctic Islands; and protection of the environment in Tibet.

"Alec has attended and lobbied many World Heritage Bureau and Committee meetings, working with traditional owners to protect Kakadu., made a major presentation to the World Wilderness Congress in Port Elizabeth South Africa and last year he led a successful delegation to the World Parks Congress in Durban South Africa, with a primary focus to stop the global mining industry from opening up the world's protected areas for mining." [1]

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  1. Alec Marr, Altruism Australia, accessed February 17, 2009.