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Household factors influencing participation in bird feeding activity: a national scale analysis

Davies, Zoe G., Fuller, Richard A., Dallimer, Martin, Loram, Alison, Gaston, Kevin J. (2012) Household factors influencing participation in bird feeding activity: a national scale analysis. PLoS ONE, 7 . e39692. ISSN 1932-6203. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0039692.t001)

Abstract

Ameliorating pressures on the ecological condition of the wider landscape outside of protected areas is a key focus of conservation initiatives in the developed world. In highly urbanized nations, domestic gardens can play a significant role in maintaining biodiversity and facilitating human-wildlife interactions, which benefit personal and societal health and wellbeing.

gardening activities remain largely unresolved. Using two household-level survey datasets gathered from across Britain, we

wild birds, the most popular and widespread form of human-wildlife interaction. A majority of households feed birds (64%

the head of the household were all important predictors of bird feeding, whereas gross annual household income, the

prevalence of bird feeding rose as house type became more detached and as the age of the head of the household

provision was examined in the study cities, just 29% of households provided food at least once a week. The proportion of

annual income. As concerns grow about the lack of engagement between people and the natural environment, such

specifically and environmentally beneficial behaviour in society more generally.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1371/journal.pone.0039692.t001
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH75 Conservation (Biology)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > DICE (Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology)
Depositing User: Zoe Davies
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2013 09:47 UTC
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2020 04:05 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/37262 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Davies, Zoe G.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0767-1467
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