Bringing Back Nature into Cities: Urban Land Environments, Indigenous Cover and Urban Restoration

Clarkson, B.D., P.M. Wehi and L. Brabyn

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The restoration of urban ecosystems is an increasingly important strategy to maintain and enhance indigenous biodiversity as well as reconnecting people to the environment. High levels of endemism, the sensitivity of species that have evolved without humans, and the invasion of exotic species have all contributed to severe depletion of indigenous biodiversity in New Zealand. In this work, we analysed national patterns of urban biodiversity in New Zealand and the contribution that urban restoration can make to maximising and enhancing indigenous biodiversity.

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Technical Document

University of Waikato