Young tahr
Image: Dylan Higgison | ©


Learn about Himalayan tahr hunting, tahr control operations, and the threat of tahr in the South Island of New Zealand.

DOC is working with Ngāi Tahu and the Tahr Plan Implementation Liaison Group (TPILG), to over time reduce the size of the tahr population back within the limits of the Himalayan Thar Control Plan 1993.

Work is underway to protect conservation areas including Aoraki/Mount Cook and Westland Tai Poutini National Parks from the impacts of Himalayan tahr.

There will continue to be thousands of tahr for hunters across 425,000 ha of public conservation land outside of the national parks, and 133,000 ha of Crown pastoral leases and private land.

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