publication . Article . 2013

Distribution characteristics of unmanaged cat colonies over a 20 year period in Auckland, New Zealand

Mark Farnworth;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2013 Journal: Applied Geography, volume 37, pages 160-167 (issn: 0143-6228, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Cat colony records for the period 1991 to 2011 were used to determine spatial characteristics and relationships between cat colony density, human population, social conditions and the physical envi- ronment. Results show a positive correlation between cat colonies, population density, social indicators and the types of land where they are located. A temporal increase in the density of cat colonies is noticeable in areas where they are frequently reported, supporting the hypothesis that cat colonies are a persistent feature of Auckland's urban landscape. Complementing an earlier paper on stray cats, this paper seeks to provide information to support the implement...
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free text keywords: Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management, Geography, Planning and Development, Forestry, General Environmental Science, Social indicators, Environmental resource management, business.industry, business, Population density, Geography, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Socioeconomics, Ecology, Positive correlation, Animal welfare, Social condition, Population management, Urban landscape
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publication . Article . 2013

Distribution characteristics of unmanaged cat colonies over a 20 year period in Auckland, New Zealand

Mark Farnworth;