Land pests, 2013 - 2019

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DATA SOURCE: Department of Conservation (DOC)

Adapted by Ministry for the Environment and Statistics New Zealand to provide for environmental reporting transparency

Dataset used to develop the "Land pests" indicator [available at statisticsnz.shinyapps.io/land_pest_animals?...]

We report on pest occupancy and abundance for ungulates (hooved animals such as deer, goats, and chamois), rabbits, hares, and possums on Public Conservation Land from 2013 to 2019 using a variety of measurement methods such as faecal pellet indices and chew cards. Occupancy is whether the target animal species / group is present or absent at a site. Abundance describes the number of animals at a site.

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.

Table ID 105413
Data type Table
Row count 7353
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Deer, goats, and possums are animal pests in New Zealand. These pests prefer to eat some tree species more than others. In the long term, the targeted species may become locally extinct and nationally much rarer than less palatable species. Resulting changes in forest composition may have profound effects on other plant and animal species. The pest impacts on a particular tree species may affect the available habitat for and food source of those other plants and animals.

This dataset relates to the "Pest impacts on indigenous trees" measure on the Environmental Indicators, Te taiao Aotearoa website.

Table ID 52485
Data type Table
Row count 12
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Modelled population responses of rats and stoats to mast-seeding events

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Mast-seeding events occur when plant species (eg New Zealand flax or trees such as the beech species) produce very large amounts of seed, usually every 4–6 years. These events are vital for the survival of some indigenous bird species. Unfortunately, the increase in food supply also prompts a dramatic increase in the numbers of mice, rats, and stoats (a population irruption). In the years after mast-seeding events, rats and stoats target birds and other prey.

This dataset relates to the "Modelled rat and stoat population responses to mast seeding events" measure on the Environmental Indicators, Te taiao Aotearoa website.

Table ID 52477
Data type Table
Row count 46
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