Story: South Canterbury region

Releasing chamois

Releasing chamois

These men are releasing chamois at the Hooker River in 1907. Chamois and other deer were introduced for hunting, but they quickly spread, damaging native plants and encouraging erosion. Regular culling has reduced their impact.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Michael Collett Collection
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John Wilson, 'South Canterbury region - Climate, vegetation and wildlife', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 January 2022)

Story by John Wilson, updated 1 Feb 2017