Māori and the environment is comprised of 19 essays by Māori scholars and environmental practitioners, all exploring the impact of changes in the environment on Māori.
Selby, R., P. J. G. Mooreand M. Mulholland (Eds). Māori and the Environment: Kaitiaki. Wellington: Huia Publishers, 2010.
Māori and the environment is comprised of 19 essays by Māori scholars and environmental practitioners, all exploring the impact of changes in Aotearoa New Zealand’s natural environment due to factors such as climate change, pollution and degradation of waterways and land, pest control and environmental management policy. It highlights Māori perspectives on these issues and actions that Māori have taken to maintain and restore the environment. Many of the essays draw both on scholarly research and personal experiences in exercising or articulating kaitiakitanga. The solely Māori authors that make up this book, come from a diverse array of disciplines, all touching on environment or resource management.
Māori and the environment is a collaborative effort between scholars, Rachael Selby (Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Pareraukawa), Pataka Moore (Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Pareraukawa) and Malcolm Mulholland (Ngāti Kahungungu).
This publication is part of the series Te Takarangi: Celebrating Māori publications - a sample list of 150 non-fiction books produced by a partnership between Royal Society Te Apārangi and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga.