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Kerry Plowright inspecting burning oil fields in the first gulf war
Kerry Plowright inspecting burning oil fields in the first gulf war

Originally an Army Officer then farmer, Kerry Plowright has an extensive history of active environmentalism.  Kerry is not ideological and is instead focused on outcomes with specific concern towards animal welfare, wildlife and habitat conservation. As executive Director of Earth Trust South Pacific, he led multiple initiatives with the sole purpose of saving wildlife and critical habitat . He later led a unique project in 1991 to map the New Zealand coast using GPS encoded aerial oblique video. To accomplish this he built New Zealand’s first certified microlite float plane which he piloted.

Founded NZ Green Magazine
Founded NZ Green Magazine

During this time Kerry founded and was Editor and Chief of New Zealand Green Magazine, with a distribution of over 60,000 members.

In February of 1991, Kerry led a team into Kuwait to setup oil booms at the entrances of sensitive estuaries and coastal environments preventing oil inundation and the deaths of untold bird and other marine life.

Float plane used for GPS encoded oblique videography of NZ coastlin
Float plane used for GPS encoded oblique videography of NZ coastline

Alongside these efforts he established multiple tree planting and habitat regeneration projects in addition to leading numerous whale and wildlife rescue missions.

Saving stranded pilot whales in the early nineties
Saving stranded pilot whales in the early nineties

In 1995, Kerry established a digital publishing and software business called Ezimerchant, which created one of the world’s first out-of-the-box e-commerce and DIY website products and payments platforms.

In 2007, Kerry developed The Early Warning Network’s Geographic Notification and Information System (GNIS). The GNIS was the world’s first multi-channel location based early warning service for severe weather and other geo-spatial hazards.

EWN Control Room
EWN Control Room

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