21 Sep 2018

Tahr population out of control

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:42 pm on 21 September 2018

There's concern not enough is being done to control Tahr in New Zealand. 

Numbers of the Himalayan tahr have shot up, the population is now five times what it should be, which could threaten our native alpine ecosystems. 

A plan has been proposed to reduce the population, but hunting organisations are opposed to it. 

To explain the situation, we're joined by Forest & Bird's Regional Manager for Canterbury, Nicky Snoyink.

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