New Zealand's Environment Reporting Series: The Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ
Land cover describes the extent of vegetation, water bodies, built environments, and bare natural surfaces (eg gravel and rock) across New Zealand. Measuring the composition of and changes in land cover can help us understand the pressures that different land uses are placing on the biodiversity and functioning of ecosystems.
This measure reports on land cover by class, regional council area, and change over time in hectares and percentage.
For more information on the Landcover Database please refer to: https://lris.scinfo.org.nz/layer/48423-lcdb-v41-land-cover-database-version-41-mainland-new-zealand/