Land cover, Area of land cover, 1996, 2001, 2008, and 2012
New Zealand's Environment Reporting Series: The Ministry for the Environment and Statistics New Zealand
Land cover describes the extent of vegetation, water bodies, built environment, and bare natural surfaces (eg gravel and rock) across New Zealand. Measuring the composition and changes in land cover can help us better understand the pressures that different land uses are placing on the biodiversity and functioning of ecosystems.
Column headings: area_ha = area of land cover measured in hectares
This dataset relates to the "Land cover" measure on the Environmental Indicators, Te taiao Aotearoa website.
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1996, 2001, 2008, 2012; North Island, South Island and Stewart Island