Land use - Land cover classes, 1996, 2001, 2008, and 2012
New Zealand's Environment Reporting Series: The Ministry for the Environment and Statistics New Zealand
Land use that results in a change from indigenous to exotic cover can cause biodiversity loss and reduce functioning of ecosystems. Using more land for agriculture, forestry, and urbanisation is the main driver reducing indigenous land cover across New Zealand.
Column headings: area_ha = area of land cover measured in hectares
This dataset relates to the "Land use" measure on the Environmental Indicators, Te taiao Aotearoa website.
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1996, 2001, 2008, 2012; North Island, South Island and Stewart Island