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Tahr Control Operations More Collaborative But Tahr Plan Still Needs Updating

Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 9:26 am | Tahr Foundation

The Tahr Foundation is pleased that the 2021-2022 tahr control operational plan released indicates the Department of Conservation has utilised the knowledge and expertise of the hunting sector. The Tahr Foundation and other hunting organisations ... More >>

Disappointing Tahr Decision Amid Concerns Over Process

Tuesday, 1 September 2020, 5:49 pm | Tahr Foundation

The NZ Tahr Foundation is very disappointed at DOC’s decision to press ahead with the majority of the 2020-21 Tahr Control Operational Plan and is also expressing concern over the integrity of DOC’s decision-making process. “It’s really sad ... More >>

NZCA Misrepresents Tahr Hunting Sector

Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 3:06 pm | Tahr Foundation

“Statements from New Zealand Conservation Authority Chair Edward Ellison that imply tahr hunting is simply a niche tourism industry are highly inaccurate,” says the NZ Tahr Foundation. “The 52,000 people that have signed the petition to halt ... More >>

DOC Restarts Tahr Cull Before Consultation

Friday, 17 July 2020, 4:38 pm | Tahr Foundation

DOC have begun killing tahr in Aoraki/Mt Cook and Westland Tai Poutini National Parks before undertaking consultation with the hunting sector and it is another kick in the guts says the NZ Tahr Foundation. The killing of bull tahr in Aoraki/Mt Cook ... More >>

What Tahr Mean To Us And Why We Fight For Them

Sunday, 12 July 2020, 4:50 pm | Tahr Foundation

The Tahr Foundation has released a short video that shows just what Himalayan tahr mean to Kiwis and why so many people are fighting so hard to maintain them in New Zealand. The video is a powerful reminder of the extent that tahr are now woven into ... More >>

Tahr Foundation Welcomes Landmark High Court Decision On Doc’s Controversial Extermination Plan

Friday, 10 July 2020, 6:04 pm | Tahr Foundation

The Tahr Foundation is welcoming the High Court decision halting DOC’s controversial plan to kill thousands of tahr through the Southern Alps. The Foundation asked the High Court for a judicial review of DOC’s plan to exterminate all Himalayan Tahr ... More >>

Petition To Stop Tahr Extermination Nears 40,000 Signatures

Sunday, 5 July 2020, 7:14 pm | Tahr Foundation

The campaign to stop the Department of Conservation exterminating tahr in national parks is gathering increasing public support, with nearly 40,000 people signing the petition calling for a halt to DOC’s plans. The Change.org petition was started ... More >>

Hunters Ask Conservation Authority To Work For All New Zealanders

Friday, 3 July 2020, 9:26 am | Tahr Foundation

The Tahr Foundation is asking the Conservation Authority to represent all New Zealanders and their recreational pursuits in National Parks, including the tens of thousands of hunters who flock to them every year. The Foundation’s plea is in response to ... More >>

Overwhelming Public Support To Stop Mass Killling Of Tahr

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 10:13 am | Tahr Foundation

Tens of thousands of New Zealanders are signing a petition to stop DOC’s plans for a mass killing of tahr in the Southern Alps. The Change.org petition was started on Monday evening, shortly after revelations the Department of Conservation was planning ... More >>

Anger At DOC's "Sham Consultation" Over Tahr Slaughter Plans

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 1:34 pm | Tahr Foundation

The Tahr Foundation is condemning the Department of Conservation for what it describes as DOC’s “sham consultation” over plans to kill thousands of Himalayan tahr. DOC’s kill operation is due to start today but the final version of its plan was ... More >>

Disingenuous Figures Deliberate Attempt To Mislead Public On Tahr

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 2:42 pm | Tahr Foundation

The Tahr Foundation says it is extremely disappointed supporters of the plan to decimate tahr herds are misleading the public by deliberately using out of date tahr population figures. The Tahr Foundation has applied for a High Court injunction to ... More >>

Tahr Foundation Goes To Court To Stop Doc Plan To Kill Thousands Of Tahr

Monday, 29 June 2020, 10:31 am | Tahr Foundation

Hunters are asking the High Court for an urgent injunction to stop the Department of Conservation going ahead with a new plan to kill highly valued Himalayan bull tahr in national parks and other areas of the Southern Alps The application for an ... More >>

Tahrmageddon condemned

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 7:41 pm | Tahr Foundation

“There is a huge amount of fundamentalist spin being told about the current tahr situation” says the NZ Tahr Foundation. More >>