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Naturvårdsarbete och Kulturella Värderingar på Nya Zeeland
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]


This study was carried out during April 2012 to December 2013. The purpose was to examine New Zealand’s environment and it´s co-management between the crown, their agencies and New Zealand’s indigenous people, Maori. Maori tribes are today doing land claims according to the Treaty of Waitangi, which recognise Maori as traditional owners of the land. This study also reflects views from the New Zealand population with a non-Maori background that are living in the area of my study, Bay of Plenty. This study was completed through interviews with crown agencies, local people in the Bay of Plenty region and two Maori tribes, Whakatohea and Te Arawa. Human predation, destruction of forest and forest habitats, invasive species and over exploitation is a major problem in New Zealand. The outcome of this study shows that to be able to implement a sustainable development through co-management for the country’s future, the crown and their agencies and Maori tribes’ needs to build a stronger relationship between them but also with the rest of New Zealand’s population, regardless of their cultural background. They need to act on their knowledge in terms of environmental, social, cultural and economic issues to be able to succeed, and also come to an agreement of the translation of the Treaty of Waitangi. Maori and their tribes need to be heard and their knowledge needs to be included in all levels of decision making, where they are affected directly. Greater rights for Maori and the local community through co-management could get a better environmental outcome.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 26 p.
Keyword [en]
land claims, Bay of Plenty, nature conservation, Maori, co-management
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Natural Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-86030OAI: diva2:696755
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Examensarbete i Geografi, för kandidatexamen
Available from: 2014-02-17 Created: 2014-02-14 Last updated: 2014-02-17Bibliographically approved

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