This indicator will show how much non-monetary benefit New Zealanders get from our well-functioning natural ecosystems.

Cultural ecosystem services

This indicator will show how much non-monetary benefit New Zealanders get from our well-functioning natural ecosystems. Such benefits could be physical, emotional, or mental.

 

Examples of benefits could include:

  • spiritual (including upholding nature in religious values)
  • cognitive development (including scientific discoveries or school trips to explore natural systems)
  • recreational (including ecotourism and outdoor sports and recreation)
  • customary (for example, Māori harvesting of tītī (muttonbird)).
This indicator is still to be developed.

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