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Alpine ecosystems at risk as tahr population booms in New Zealand

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Himalayan tahr numbers reach 35,000 despite controversial culling aimed at limiting them to 10,000A non-native goat-like animal is destroying New Zealand’s fragile alpine regions, and government culling has been unable to keep up with its population booms.The Himalayan tahr was introduced to New Zealand in 1904 as hunting game for sports shooters, and has thrived in the rugged, alpine environment of the South Island. Continue reading…

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Author : Eleanor Ainge Roy

Publish date : 2020-02-26 02:20:49

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