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dc.contributor.authorJay, Grace Mairi M.
dc.date.accessioned2008-11-12T20:24:51Z
dc.date.available2008-11-12T20:24:51Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.citationJay, M. (2005). Remnants of the Waikato: native forest survival in a production landscape. New Zealand Geographer, 61(1), 14-28.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/1316
dc.description.abstractThis paper addresses the issue of conservation of native biodiversity on privately owned farmland in New Zealand. Based on surveys of Waikato dairy farmers as exemplars of intensive agricultural practice, it examines factors that influence the survival of native forest on land with potential for commercial production. Results suggest that a significant proportion of Waikato dairy farmers regard native forest favourably although the proportion of farmers who actively conserve their native forest is small. Factors that assist the persistence of native forest on dairy farms include personal characteristics of the farmer, past accidents of history which have left forest remnants in place, and physical characteristics of the farm such as topography. While the conservation of native biodiversity within this intensively farmed landscape is strongly influenced by political economy pressures that encourage production, non-utilitarian motives such as aesthetic enjoyment and family heritage can serve to counter the production ethic.en_US
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherNew Zealand Geographical Societyen_US
dc.relation.urihttp://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/118687985/PDFSTARTen_US
dc.rightsThis article has been published in the journal: New Zealand Geographer. Used with permission.en_US
dc.subjectbiodiversity conservationen_US
dc.subjectfarmingen_US
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_US
dc.titleRemnants of the Waikato: native forest survival in a production landscapeen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1745-7939.2005.00002.xen_US
dc.relation.isPartOfNew Zealand Geographeren_NZ
pubs.begin-page14en_NZ
pubs.elements-id31106
pubs.end-page28en_NZ
pubs.issue1en_NZ
pubs.volume61en_NZ


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