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Vegetation protection: some economic analysis
(New Zealand Association of Economists, 1992-08)
Possums, a native of Australia, were first liberated in New Zealand in 1858 to provide a source of fur. Today they number about 70 million and few parts of the country have not been invaded by possums. Possums have well ...
Perceptions of conservation and the Department of Conservation: interim findings from the 2008 Environmental Perceptions Survey
(Lincoln University. Environment Society and Design Division, 2008-06)
Biodiversity protection: measurement of output
(Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, 1999)
The term biodiversity conservation can be applied to efforts to conserve genetic diversity, species diversity and ecosystem diversity. This paper focuses on efforts to conserve species and ecosystem diversity. Efforts to ...
Output measurement in evaluation of ecosystem protection programmes
(Environmental Economics Research Group. Department of Economics, University of Stirling, UK, 1995-06)
Protection of species and ecosystems from damage by introduced species typically involves use of taxpayer funds. Governments are increasingly concerned to ensure value for money is achieved, and request evaluation of these ...
New Zealanders’ perceptions of the environment and quality of environmental management
(New Zealand Association of Economists., 2001)
This study reveals that preferences for allocation of government spending on aspects of the New Zealand environment are related to concerns for the state of the environment and quality of management. Drawing upon selected ...
Managing recreation and tourism in New Zealand mountains
(International Mountain Society and United Nations University, 2001-11)
New Zealand is a very mountainous country with sparsely populated mountain lands. While large tracts are held in private ownership used in pastoral production, the majority is state owned. New Zealand's protected natural ...
Valuing the benefits of public goods to meet the requirements of the Local Government Act in New Zealand
(Victoria University of Wellington. School of Economics and Finance, 2000)
The Local Government Amendment Act (No 3) requires Local Authorities to consider the distribution benefits from publicly provided services in relation to their expenditure and financing. This is feasible in the case of ...
Public perception of the urban environment: comparison of Wellington with national data
The first State of the Environment Reporting (SER) exercise based on a survey of New Zealanders' perceptions of the environment was undertaken in 2000. The survey questionnaire is constructed upon a Pressure-State-Response ...
Ecosystem services review of water projects
(Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, 2010)
Water projects are typically evaluated using benefit cost analysis. Ecosystem services are the direct and indirect benefits that people obtain from ecosystems. Many of these benefits are ignored in benefit cost analysis, ...
New Zealand fresh water management and agricultural impacts
Outline• The legislation, policy and institutionalcontexts under which water is managed;• Evidence to show that institutions arefailing in the tasks defined by thislegislation:- biophysical sciences and policy- national ...