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Guy Winston Salmon is a New Zealand environmentalist.

He is executive director of the Ecologic Foundation,[1] an independent policy think tank. He has been involved with this organisation in its various forms since the 1970s. In the early 1970s, Salmon was a prominent member of the environmentalist Values Party.[2]

In 1990 and 1991, Salmon was a member of Simon Upton's review group that finalised the definition of sustainable management included in the Resource Management Act 1991.[3]

He stood as a candidate for Parliament on behalf of the Progressive Greens in 1996 and the New Zealand National Party in the 2002 election.

Salmon is the son of John Tenison Salmon, who was a noted entomologist and professor of zoology at Victoria University of Wellington, and Pamela Naomi Salmon (née Wilton).[4] In 1990, he was awarded the New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal.[5]


  1. ^ "Ecologic Our Staff". Ecologic Foundation. 2012. Retrieved 25 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Values: The Political Wing of the Arrowmint Crowd". Salient. 36 (11). 30 May 1973. pp. 10–11.
  3. ^ The Beginnings of the Resource Management Act, Hon Justice A P Randerson, 'Beyond the RMA', an address given to the Resource Management Law Association (Auckland Branch) at a seminar held on 28 August 2001 to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Enactment of the RMA. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original on 28 February 2008. Retrieved 25 December 2007. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  4. ^ Taylor, Alister, ed. (1992). New Zealand Who's Who Aotearoa 1992. Auckland: New Zealand Who's Who Aotearoa. p. 253.
  5. ^ Taylor, Alister; Coddington, Deborah (1994). Honoured by the Queen – New Zealand. Auckland: New Zealand Who's Who Aotearoa. p. 325. ISBN 0-908578-34-2.