Alongside our research about landholder collaboration for conservation and sustainable production in the Central Tablelands, we’ve also been investigating the impacts and motivations of absentee landholders. A better understanding of absentee landholders’ behaviours and interests, and improved ways to reach and engage them, can be used to tailor collaborations on landscape-scale initiatives between rural residents and absentee landholders.
Hermann Kam (MPhil student, UNSW) has prepared a summarised report of his literature review and survey findings from 88 respondents. The results show that the surveyed absentees were conservation-oriented and mainly interested in owning a block of land for recreational and/or lifestyle purposes. The report also discusses the absentees’ various values and interests, connection to the land and local community, perception of their land management knowledge, and preferred sources of information.
We hope you find this research interesting and informative.
Download the absentees report here.