Environmental Reporting, Ministry for the Environment and Statistics New Zealand
Percent of land deforested in each Territorial Authority unit from 2008–2014. More information on this dataset and how it relates to our environmental reporting indicators and topics can be found in the attached data quality pdf.
Source: Ministry for the Environment - LUCAS
Method: Areas of deforestation were delineated using GIS software from satellite imagery using standardised procedures by the LUCAS team at MfE. These areas were intersected with a Territorial Authority (TA) boundaries layer to determine which deforestation polygons intersect each TA region. Total area deforested was calculated for each TA unit and a percentage of the TA was calculated.