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dc.contributor.authorZuo, A.en
dc.contributor.authorWheeler, S.en
dc.contributor.authorEdwards, J.en
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Environmental Planning and Management, 2015; 59(6):1107-1125en
dc.description.abstractInteraction with nature has a range of significant health, ecological and economic benefits and a number of governments are implementing policies to increase humans’ engagement with nature. Using a large nationally representative survey sample in Australia, this study provides a detailed comment on the feasibility of such a policy, as well as contributing to an understanding of the characteristics of individuals who engaged in one or more of five dimensions of nature interaction, namely: nature engagement; conservation participation; nature advocacy; environmentally friendly purchasing and future engagement with nature conservation. The results indicate that age, income, education, marital status and household structure are all important influences on various types of nature engagement. It is suggested that increasing opportunities for young people to interact with nature is important, as well as supporting older people's involvement in conservation, plus focusing on the need to target and direct various policies.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityAlec Zuo, Sarah Ann Wheeler and Jane Edwardsen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.rights© 2015 University of Newcastle upon Tyneen
dc.subjectNature; engagement; environmental behaviouren
dc.titleUnderstanding and encouraging greater nature engagement in Australia: results from a national surveyen
dc.typeJournal articleen
pubs.library.collectionEnvironment Institute publicationsen
dc.identifier.orcidZuo, A. [0000-0003-0425-4633]en
dc.identifier.orcidWheeler, S. [0000-0002-6073-3172]en
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