Tahr and rifle in the snow
Learn about the Himalyan Thar Control Plan 1993 for tahr (also known as thar) that has been put in place to protect New Zealand's mountain ecosystems.
Introduced to New Zealand, tahr feed most intensively in tall snow tussock.
Tahr threaten sensitive alpine and sub-alpine plant communities. Learn how in this section.
The Himalayan Thar Control Plan 1993 requires DOC to control thar at levels to protect New Zealand's mountain ecosystems. Learn how this plan is implemented.
Find out ways you can help reduce tahr numbers in New Zealand.
Learn about tahr hunting in the South Island of New Zealand.
This video shows how hunting on the West Coast can be tough work, with long walks, steep terrain, as well as one of the most difficult animals in New Zealand to hunt, the introduced Himalayan tahr.
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