The knowledge, behaviour and motivations of people walking dogs on Te Henga/Bethells Beach.

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Dyson, N.
Page, N.
Thorne, Jo
Parsons, T.
Zangger, C.
Fraser, Diane
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2022-08
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Te Henga (N.Z.)
New Zealand
endangered birds
coastal zones
dogs (Canis familiaris)
dog walkers
by-laws
compliance
shorebirds
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Dyson, N., Page, N., Thorne, J., Parsons, T., Zangger, C., & Fraser, D. (2022, August). The knowledge, behaviour and motivations of people walking dogs on Te Henga/Bethells Beach. Paper presented at the New Zealand Biosecurity Institute National Education and Training Seminars (NETS), Christchurch, New Zealand.
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Introduction Legislation Aim: pilot study Method Data collection Who are dog walkers? Why walk dogs on Bethells Beach? By-laws:kKnowledge, awareness & compliance During summer, do you have your dog(s) on or off leash? Perception vs reality Compliance with by-laws Residence & behaviour Summary: knowledge and behaviour Dogs, dotterels and human motivations Where do the New Zealand dotterels nest? Do dogs have an effect on native birds? Benefits of walking dogs on leash When do you put your dog(s) on a leash? Summary: motivations for having dogs on- or off-leash By-laws information source Observation of dogs – weeks 1 and 4 Summary of findings Where to from here? What can be done?
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