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dc.contributor.authorCoutts, G. L.en
dc.contributor.authorUrlich, Stephenen
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-22T01:22:00Z
dc.date.available2020-07en
dc.date.issued2020-07en
dc.identifier.citationCoutts, G.L. & Urlich, S.C. (2020). A local oral history of environmental change in Pelorus / Te Hoiere, Marlborough. LEaP Research Report, 47, 1-22en
dc.identifier.isbn9780864764416en
dc.identifier.issn1172-0859en
dc.identifier.other47en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/12207
dc.description.abstractThe Pelorus/Te Hoiere was announced as an ‘Exemplar catchment’ for the purposes of restoration, by the Minister of Conservation in late 2019. The catchment restoration project is to be managed by the Kotahitanga mō te Taiao Alliance (the ‘Kotahitanga Alliance’) as a partnership with the local community. The Kotahitanga Alliance was formed to collaboratively address issues of environmental concern across the top of the South Island/Te Tau Ihu. Ngāti Kuia, Marlborough District Council (MDC), and the Department of Conservation (DoC), have come together to achieve environmental, social, cultural and economic improvements for Pelorus/Te Hoiere, by involving communities and building partnerships across the catchment. As part of the overarching project, the Kotahitanga Alliance wants to start to understand people’s memories of environmental change – acknowledging and recording these stories will aid the Kotahitanga Alliance in developing a collaborative landscape catchment program. Biophysical science along with local histories have identified significant changes to terrestrial and estuarine ecosystems since European settlement. However, it is not known whether those changes, particularly in more recent years, are evident in lived experiences. The socio-ecological ‘shifting baselines’ phenomenon occurs where gradual environmental degradation gets progressively accepted as each generation experiences their place. This is important to understand, so as to help inform community discussions about the need for restoration goals This research is a pilot study of 10 interviewees from the wider Pelorus/Te Hoiere catchment conducted in January 2020, to get insights into the nature of shifting baselines. The purpose of this preliminary report is to describe the catchment setting, outline the methodology and provide some initial insights from the interviews, which suggest that there are contrasting beliefs about the health of the river and estuary. A detailed analysis of the interviews is planned as part of a Master of Applied Science thesis at Lincoln University in 2021, and additional interviews may be undertaken over the next 12 months to achieve that goal.en
dc.format.extent1-22 (28)en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln University. LEaPen
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - Lincoln University. LEaP - https://researcharchive.lincoln.ac.nz/handle/10182/580en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesLEaP Research Reporten
dc.rights© LEaP, Lincoln University, New Zealand 2020en
dc.subjectPelorus Riveren
dc.subjectTe Hoiereen
dc.subjectenvironmental historyen
dc.subjectshifting baseline syndromeen
dc.titleA local oral history of environmental change in Pelorus / Te Hoiere, Marlboroughen
dc.typeReport
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Environment, Society and Designen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Environmental Managementen
dc.subject.anzsrc05 Environmental Sciencesen
dc.subject.anzsrc0502 Environmental Science and Managementen
dc.subject.anzsrc050208 Māori Environmental Knowledgeen
dc.subject.anzsrc050206 Environmental Monitoringen
pubs.commissioning-bodyDepartment of Conservationen
pubs.confidentialfalseen
pubs.issue47en
pubs.notesPreliminary report for the Department of Conservationen
pubs.organisational-group/LU
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Environment, Society and Design
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Environment, Society and Design/DEM
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office/PE20
pubs.publication-statusPublished onlineen
pubs.publisher-urlhttps://researcharchive.lincoln.ac.nz/handle/10182/580en
dc.publisher.placeLincoln, Canterbury, New Zealanden
dc.identifier.eissn1172-0891en
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0002-3880-8502
dc.identifier.eisbn9780864764423en
lu.subtypeCommissioned Reporten


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