Stakeholder knowledge of threatened coastal species; the case of beach-goers and the Hooded Plover Thinornis rubricollis

Maguire,GS, Rimmer,JM and Weston,MA 2014, Stakeholder knowledge of threatened coastal species; the case of beach-goers and the Hooded Plover Thinornis rubricollis, Journal of Coastal Conservation, vol. 19, pp. 73-77, doi: 10.1007/s11852-014-0361-9.

Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads

Title Stakeholder knowledge of threatened coastal species; the case of beach-goers and the Hooded Plover Thinornis rubricollis
Author(s) Maguire,GS
Rimmer,JM
Weston,MAORCID iD for Weston,MA orcid.org/0000-0002-8717-0410
Journal name Journal of Coastal Conservation
Volume number 19
Start page 73
End page 77
Total pages 5
Publisher Springer Verlag
Place of publication Dordrecht
Publication date 2014-12-14
ISSN 1874-7841
Keyword(s) Awareness
Environmental education
Public
Recreationists
Shorebirds
Summary One way of measuring pre-existing knowledge of a threatened species and its circumstances is to measure the degree of surprise expressed by stakeholders in relation to factual statements regarding the species. Beach-goers (n = 684) were surveyed in regard to their knowledge of the beach-dwelling, threatened, Hooded Plover Thinornis rubricollis, a coastal obligate in south eastern Australia. Principle components analysis revealed that respondents’ degree of knowledge could be categorized as involving ‘chick (flightless young) ecology’ and ‘human impacts’ (threatening processes). Respondents were more surprised by aspects of chick ecology than by threatening processes (F1,514 = 460.446, p < 0.001). Prior knowledge of the species was associated with less surprise at factual statements. Therefore, priorities for further education should focus on linking threats with chick ecology, particularly because an understanding that chicks are not stationary within fenced areas is critical to the interpretation and effectiveness of current signage used to mitigate human impacts.
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/s11852-014-0361-9
Field of Research 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity
Socio Economic Objective 960802 Coastal and Estuarine Flora
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2014, Springer Verlag
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30071513

Connect to link resolver
 
Unless expressly stated otherwise, the copyright for items in DRO is owned by the author, with all rights reserved.

Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 4 times in TR Web of Science
Scopus Citation Count Cited 4 times in Scopus
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Access Statistics: 243 Abstract Views, 1 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Tue, 21 Apr 2015, 16:11:28 EST

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.