A critique of the Protected Natural Area programme - a farmer's perspective
The aim of this study is to review the Protected Natural Area scheme from a farmers perspective. A holistic approach was used to allow for an overview of the many implications that the PNA programme has. The issues of property rights, management responsibility, compensation and the need to invoke a conservation ethic, are all part of the PNA scheme. Case studies of Little Valley Station and The Herons, provide invaluable insight into the publics acceptance of, the need for, and the methods by which our nations natural features, flora and fauna can be conserved. An evaluation of the Protected Natural Area programme reveals the need for careful consideration to the given be all facets of the many values that abound in New Zealand. As the culture of development at all costs evolved, it is argued that much of our natural heritage was lost. This study examines the PNA scheme from its inception to the present day and makes recommendations on how the controversy that surrounds the scheme could be avoided.... [Show full abstract]
KeywordsProtected Natural Area scheme; farmer perspective; property rights; compensation; conservation ethic; Little Valley Station; The Herons; conservation
Fields of Research050202 Conservation and Biodiversity; 050205 Environmental Management; 120504 Land Use and Environmental Planning
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