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)).