Empowering Kaitiakitanga and Environmental Stewardship (SO2)

Empowering New Zealanders to demand and enact environmental stewardship and kaitiakitanga requires understanding the underlying values and drivers that lead some people to actively protect our biological heritage. It also requires understanding feedbacks between people in the landscape – some of whom actively intervene on behalf of the environment – and the ecosystems in which they live. Our programme employs two frameworks to obtain this understanding: one based on psychology, economics, and the ethics of human behaviour and one based on understanding complex social-ecological systems.


Dr Pike Stahlmann-Brown (Manaaki Whenua)

Dr Jane Kitson (Kitson Consulting)

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Last Updated January 22, 2024, 15:36 (NZDT)
Created September 28, 2023, 12:06 (NZDT)
Publisher New Zealand's BioHeritage National Science Challenge
Publication Year 2023