The story is told by Allen A. Strom, Chief Guardian of Fauna for 10 years and a member of the Panel throughout its existence, prior to the founding of the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service in 1967. Allen Strom was a leading conservationist in Australia and this book provides his insight into the difficulties of improving nature conservation when dealing with some politicians and the machinations of bureaucracy. But it also demonstrates what can be done to make change on a shoe-string budget, with few staff, plenty of will and passion.
Allen Strom wrote this book in 1980 and he passed away in 1997. The book was never published and was 'lost' until a team of environmental educators located the manuscript and had it digitally transferred into this e-book. It is a must-read for anyone who wishes to make environmental change for the better, particularly through government.