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dc.contributor.authorSaunders, Caroline M.en
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-07T03:26:52Z
dc.date.issued1995-10en
dc.identifier.issn1173-0854en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/971
dc.description.abstractConservation covenants have received scant attention internationally as a tool for providing conservation. This paper examines their use in New Zealand where they have been almost the sole policy measure in protecting land under private ownership. Under these covenants landowners or managers surrender some of their property rights in perpetuity in return for little if any compensation. The motivation for this is important in understanding their applicability to other situations. A survey of covenantees in the Canterbury region of New Zealand did highlight a high proportion had entered the covenant for altruistic reasons the main attraction being protection in perpetuity. Whilst the covenanted land was managed less intensively three quarters had alternative uses mainly development and forestry implying a not insignificant positive opportunity cost for covenantees. However on the commercially managed holdings the covenanted land was only a small part. The survey highlights the fact that landowners or managers are more willing to providing conservation than may be expected given an appropriate mechanism. Conservation covenants may therefore have wider appeal especially where there are limited resources. They are suited best to areas of land which are small proportions of commercial holdings; uncontroversial and well defined management prescriptions which are static; little active management; and little conflict between the conservation and other objectives for the land.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln University. Commerce Division.en
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - Lincoln University. Commerce Division.en
dc.subjectenvironmental managementen
dc.subjectCanterburyen
dc.subjectconservationen
dc.subjectenvironmental protectionen
dc.subjectconservation covenantsen
dc.subjectland useen
dc.subjectproperty rightsen
dc.titleCovenants as a policy mechanism for providing conservation of natural features : survey of QEII covenantees in Canterburyen
dc.typeDiscussion Paper
dc.subject.marsdenFields of Research::340000 Economics::340200 Applied Economics::340202 Environment and resource economicsen
dc.subject.marsdenFields of Research::300000 Agricultural, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences::300900 Land, Parks and Agriculture Management::300902 Land and parks managementen
dc.subject.marsdenFields of Research::340000 Economics::340400 Econometrics::340401 Economic models and forecastingen
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitAgribusiness and Economics Research Uniten
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pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office/2018 PBRF Staff group
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0001-6394-4947


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