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dc.contributor.authorJay, Grace Mairi M.
dc.contributor.authorMorad, Munir
dc.date.accessioned2008-11-12T00:32:59Z
dc.date.available2008-11-12T00:32:59Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.citationJay, M. & Morad, M. (2006). The socioeconomic dimensions of biosecurity: the New Zealand experience. International Journal of Environmental Studies, 63(3), 293-302.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/1306
dc.description.abstractThe human dimensions of biological invasions have recently become the subject of serious study. Current insight suggests that socioeconomic arrangements can foster or restrict the introduction of new species, and create the conditions for alien species to flourish or fail. Conversely, the human response to species invasions varies, according to the economic and environmental impacts of the invasion and the institutional frameworks of the human groups affected. Using the example of New Zealand, the authors chart changes in public perception of introduced species, and assess the socio-political responses to the ecological and economic consequences of introduced and invasive species. The study also outlines the organisational changes that evolved to combat invasive organisms, and suggests that cultural perceptions and socioeconomic experience of benefits and threats have been the prime determinants of public policy on biosecurity. The authors conclude that biosecurity policies in New Zealand are primarily the outcome of a complex history of European settler aspirations and concerns which attempt to reconcile the country’s economic advantage, as a major agricultural exporter, with a desire to conserve its native flora and fauna as a hallmark of New Zealand’s unique identity and image.en_US
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.relation.urihttp://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a747819970~db=all~order=pageen_US
dc.rightsThis is an author’s version of an article published in International Journal of Environmental Studies, (c) 2008 copyright Taylor & Francis; International Journal of Environmental Studies is available online at http://www.informaworld.com.en_US
dc.subjectBiosecurityen_US
dc.subjectEuropean settlementen_US
dc.subjectLand cover changeen_US
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_US
dc.titleThe socioeconomic dimensions of biosecurity: the New Zealand experienceen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/00207230600773125en_US
dc.relation.isPartOfInternational Journal of Environmental Studiesen_NZ
pubs.begin-page293en_NZ
pubs.editionJuneen_NZ
pubs.elements-id31948
pubs.end-page302en_NZ
pubs.issue3en_NZ
pubs.volume63en_NZ


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